Glass feeding cup, Europe, 1701-1890

1701-1890 in Europe

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Glass invalid feeding cup, European, 1701-1890 full view, black perspex background
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Glass invalid feeding cup, European, 1701-1890

Made from glass, this cup was used to feed liquid foods to patients who were unable to sit upright. This is a rare example of a glass feeding cup as few survive in such good condition. Unfortunately it has no markings to help up identify how it was made – it was probably blown into a mould. Feeding cups were used by the patient’s nurse or carer.


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

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