Pewter pap boat

Made:
1701-1800 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?). Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?). Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?). Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?).

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Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?).
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?).
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?).
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800(?).
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Pewter pap boat, possibly French, 1701-1800

A pap boat is a small bowl used for feeding pap to infants and invalids. This boat has a handle for the feeder and an elongated lip which would have been placed on the mouth of the person being fed.

Pap was a gruel-like substance usually made up of bread, flour, and water.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A42417
type:
pap boat
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • infant feeder
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust