16th century quaicks
- Greetings aw!
Dis abody ken gif the 16th century quichs war makkit o' cairved wid?
Like common broth bowls wid be cairved. A hae only seen 1th century
coopered quaicks an 18th century silver quaichs.
Dae onie 16th century quaicks exist?
- E McGrath wrote:
> Dis abody ken gif the 16th century quichs war makkit o' cairved wid?I'm not a historian, but your question got my curiosity up. I went online
> Like common broth bowls wid be cairved. A hae only seen 17th century
> coopered quaicks an 18th century silver quaichs.
> Dae onie 16th century quaicks exist?
to look and found an unsupported answer to your question. The History of
the Quaich page that I found had a well-written short essay, but listed no
sources, so I don't know how reliable it is.
It is found at http://www.smws.ch/topics/quaichhistory.htm and states that
"The earliest written reference to quaichs dates from 1546, at which time
they were already well-established in Scottish culture." It goes on to say
that "The earliest quaichs were single-timber, meaning that they were made
of a single piece of wood turned on a lathe."
So, *if* this article were supported and had documentation attached, it
would be able to answer your questions. You could write the Society hosting
this site and ask for documentation for their article. Their contact info
is found at http://www.smws.ch/contact.htm.
Let us know what you find out!
Muirgheal inghean Labhrain
> thanksIt would seem that we've sent each other the same essay, but at different
websites. I'm sorry I couldn't help more.