Glass feeding cup, Europe, 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.
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Glossary: feeding cup
Specially shaped cup used to feed invalids who cannot sit up.
The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.
To provide with food or nourishment