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Scottish Antiques-collectables.(Quaich)

This is a smart, small Vintage Scottish Sterling Silver Quaich from the 1960s. The quaich is of classic form with a deep bowl and two flat handles going horizontally from the top rim. It is an ideal size for a measure of whisky.

The quaich is made by J.B. Chatterley & Sons Ltd and assayed in Edinburgh in 1965. The firm was founded in Birmingham in the 1890s and made a wide range of items. Items intended for the Scottish market were assayed in Edinburgh between 1960 and 1980. The firm ceased trading in the late 1990s.

Condition is very good, with just one tiny ding in the rim and the superficial surface wear that you would expect with the passage of time. Please make sure to view all the photographs.

The quaich measures 9cm / 3.5ins from handle to handle, 6.5cm / 2.5ins in diameter and stands 2.5cm / 0.98ins high. It weighs a very respectable 51.5g / 1.8oz of solid Sterling Silver.

The hallmarks are on the upper side of the body just below the rim. The makers’ mark is somewhat rubbed but the others are all nice and clear. The show the thistle for Scottish Sterling Silver, the three towered castle assay mark for Edinburgh, the date letter K for 1965 and the JBC &S Ld in a shield makers’ mark for J.B.Chatterley & Sons Ltd.

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