Feeding cup with mauve decoration, Europe, 1801-1900

1801-1900 in Europe

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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.


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

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