Ross Quaich.

Ross Quaich.

Included in Collections: Clan Ross Items / Tain Burgh

Object Description

This beautiful quaich is made of alternate staves of boxwood and ebony and probably dates from the late 17th century. The staves are held in place by silver bands at the base and halfway up. The lugs are covered with silver plates engraved with the initials WR and AM. A silver boss is set into the base of the quaich and is engraved with the crest and motto of the Rosses of Priesthill, "NOBLIS EST IRA LEONIS". "WR" was probably Walter Ross of Priesthill, who was Provost of Tain for many years in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Cat No. 0834
Collections Clan Ross Items / Tain Burgh
Date added May 20th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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