Quaichs with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design
We have two models of pewter quaichs with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design.
One has a bowl diameter of 11cm (4.25in), and features an overall Mackintosh design theme, including the handles. This theme is continued on an interior panel within the bowl.
The second model is a pewter quaich with solid celtic handles, diameter 9 cm (3.5in). It has a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design embossed in the bowl.
Both models are suitable for engraving on the outside of the bowl only. Both quaichs are supplied in a presentation box, accompanied by a card describing the quaich story.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Glasgow, and lived from 1868 to 1928. He was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His work greatly influenced European design movements including Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh was and remains one of the most important figures in British Art Nouveau Style.
The Industrial Revolution, Asian style and emerging modernist ideas influenced Mackintosh’s designs. Glasgow’s shipbuilding and engineering links with Japan led to a keen interest in Japanese art. Japanese style was much admired Mackintosh, and it influenced his own work significantly.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh in all probability never saw his designs feature on a quaich. However, we feel that he would have have approved of his art passing down through families, adorning mementoes of their most memorable occasions and achievements.