Omar Ramsden Silver Quaich, 1927
Quaich - Circular; 2-handled - London 1927 by Omar Ramsden - 15.3cm wide (9cm diameter); 5.2cm high; 143g - LM/2861
This is a beautifully proportioned silver quaich emanating from the most important 20th century English silversmithing workshop and bearing the engraved trademark legend "Omar Ramsden Me Fecit" (Omar Ramsden Made Me) to the underside. In traditional Arts & Crafts style, this quaich retains the original spot hammer planishing marks around the body and has two hollow and ergonomically pleasing handles. It is in excellent condition throughout.
A quaich is an ancient Scottish drinking vessel with two handles traditionally used to drink whisky. They became a popular alternative to the child's mug given at Christenings. This quaich bears a chased inscription around the foot "J.C.B. from K.M.S.".