Feeding cup with mauve decoration, Europe, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Tin glazed earthenware invalid feeding cup with painted underglaze decoration (mauve), European, 1801-1900. Full view
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Tin glazed earthenware feeding cup with painted underglaze decoration (mauve), European, 1801-1900

Made from tin-glazed earthenware, this cup was used to feed sick people who were unable to sit upright. The hemispherical design with two handles either side of the spout is typical of 1801-1900 design. Feeding cups often had a landscape or floral design like this one.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A608332
type:
feeding cup
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel

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