The quaich is a quintessentially Scottish form of drinking vessel.

This quaich is the work of either Hugh Ross I or Hugh Ross II, who worked in Tain during the first half of the 18th century. Works by either of these silversmiths is very rare and this quaich will compliment a tot cup by Hugh Ross I, which was ArtFunded in 2000 and carries the same maker's mark as this quaich.


Private collection.

Tain and District Museum

Tain Through Time, Tower Street, Tain, Highlands and Islands, IV19 1DY
01862 894089

Opening times

Apr, May, Sept, Oct
Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Jun – Aug
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm

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