Baby Feeding Funnel

Funnel, Feeding

Date:

1871

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

W 2.125 in x H 6 in x D 2.75 in

Accession Number:

13.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-05-16

Description

Curved silver funnel, pointed at one end of wide opening, loop attached near the point. Niello and engraved design; on one side in an oval is image of an angel holding cross in left hand and blessing with right. Above angel is all-seeing eye. On opposite side of funnel is a cartouche with inscription in Slavonic: Богъ | милуетъ | и питаетъ | младецы | своя (God has mercy and nourishes his infants). Behind oval with angel and cartouce with inscription is niello lattice background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks: 84 in rectangle; AP in oval; BC over 1871 in rectangle