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Pap boat

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Transfer printed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E Danos

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Babies Gallery, case 10

Physical description

Pap boat (open boat-shaped feeding cup) of glazed white earthenware, the outside transfer printed in blue with a pattern of grape vines extending over the inside edge. The cup has a flattened oval base, and an elongated lip.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1830-1840 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Transfer printed earthenware


Length: 12.1 cm, Length: 4¾ in

Object history note

Given by Dr Edith Danos (RF 92/1213)

Descriptive line

Baby's pap boat, earthenware transfer printed with blue grape vines on a white ground; made in the United Kingdom, 1830-1840




Transfer printing

Subjects depicted

Grape vine


Children & Childhood; Food vessels & Tableware

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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