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Baby Feeding Cup

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1940
    DIMENSIONS 3 x 4 x 3 in. (7.6 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Eva Zeisel (American, born Hungary, 1906-2011). Baby Feeding Cup, ca. 1940. Glazed earthenware, 3 x 4 x 3 in. (7.6 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 85.75.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.75.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blue-glazed, wide mouthed, handled cup of irregular shape designed so handle fits between thumb and index finger of user, hand can wrap around curved shape of body. Designed so mother could hold cup in hand while holding baby with same arm. Originally had spoon that hooked onto edge of rim. CONDITION: Normal manufacturing imperfections, otherwise good.
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