And has a lovely feel about it when in your hand... You can imagine how many toasts have been drunk from it. The horn does have some natural drying out cracks which one of them has had a later repair to it by adding a small sheet of white metal and two rivets thru the side rim. The handles are this shape made from horn and then the white metal has been folded over the edges and held in place by the folds only.. There are no pins holding either on.
The inset has also got a bit of white metal which is attached by 4 rivets. Quickly looking from the bottom of the quaich you see it has a fine base rim which is circular and count the rivets here.. One right in the centre.. This you CANNOT see when looking from the top inside.The handle mounts are really fabulous hand engraved and designs quite naive when looking at them... Both have a FLOWER plant.. Which is more like a TULIP than a THISTLE. And a two line border with /// // /// //.... White metal at this era usually is un marked silver.. But of course it has no hallmarks. The quaich is very nice and will look well in your cabinet as well as it does mine. It is nearly 4 and half inch long from handle to handle x 2 and half inch rim dia x 1 and a 1/4 inch base rim dia x 1 inch deep. I think the MO has nothing to do with Martin Orskey himself and more like he either bought this or someone else bought it for him as its got his initials on it..
Unless he has Scottish relations but I rather think not as he was the son of a Jewish refugee from Poland. Once an item is the in the postal system any delays are out of my cont rol. See the date it was sent.
The item "Antique Scottish 17-18thC Horn Quaich Engraved Foliage MO Initials ORSKEY Rare" is in sale since Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in YORKSHIRE. This item can be shipped worldwide.