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.
|Collections||Clan Ross Items / Tain Burgh|
|Date added||May 20th, 2021|
|Added by||Tain & District Museum|