A rare articulated Gibson feeding Spoon by Maw Son and Thompson.
The Gibson feeding spoon invented in 1827 is a classic design which allowed fluid to be administered in a controlled way by partly occluding the lumen at the end of the spoon. See this early account.
This piece is unusual in having a cork sealed jointed handle which would allow the body of the bowl to be rotated to any sympathetic angle whilst administering medication. It is the only articulated example of which I am aware.
- From the Phisick collection