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Maker(s):unknown
Culture:English
Title:child's feeder
Date Made:circa 1800
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead glazed, cream-colored earthenware (creamware)
Place Made:Great Britain: Staffordshire
Measurements:Overall: 5 x 5 3/4 x 3 in; 12.7 x 14.6 x 7.6 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2022.19.6
Credit Line:Gift of Anne K. Groves
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
In 1770 a new design emerged as part of a movement to make artificial feeding safer and to reduce the importance of the wet nurse. Dr. Hugh Smith conceived the delightfully named “Bubby Pot” (a name derived from an old euphemism for the female breast) based on gravy pots of the period but with perforations in a closed spout; over this a fine piece of cloth was loosely tied to serve as a nipple. Child’s feeder or bubby pot is shaped like a teapot with an elongated spout with pierced tip, domed cover with pointed knop, and curved strap handle, paper labels attached to the bottom read: "Mor. /1790" and "HCL-V"

Tags:
children

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