Omar Ramsden Silver Quaich, 1927

Omar Ramsden silver quaich London 1927
Omar Ramsden silver quaich London 1927 DSCN7717 v2 DSCN7718 DSCN7719 v2 DSCN7720 v2


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.".