Feeding cup, Europe, 1901-1920

Made:
1901-1920 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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White china ribbed feeding cup with red cross, European, 1901-1920

Made from white porcelain this cup was used to feed sick people who could not sit up upright. The one-handled hemispherical design is typical. The handle is placed on the right as the majority of people are right handed. This feeding cup was used by the Red Cross Society, which was founded in 1863 to give aid to those experiencing the effects of war. This example may have been made during the First World War. The distinctive symbol of the Red Cross Society, which is staffed mostly by volunteers, is painted on the side of the cup.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A608327
type:
feeding cup
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel

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