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3 Mouth blown glass cups

SFr. 48.00

If these cups probably have a dark past, make sure to give them a glorious future. Place a little candle in it to create a charming atmosphere, use them for your watercolor Sundays, or drink vodka in them like Tsars.

Former suction cups (creepy medicine tool)
Mouth-blown glass
19th Century
Origin: France

 

Pauline tells you a story:
There is reason to believe the practice of cupping therapy dates from as early as 3000 BC. The Ebers Papyrus, written c. 1550 BC and one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, describes the Egyptians' use of cupping while mentioning similar practices employed by Saharan peoples. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (c. 400 BC) used cupping for internal disease and structural problems. The method was highly recommended by Muhammad and hence well-practiced by Muslim scientist who elaborated and developed the method further. Consecutively, this method in its multiple forms spread into medicine throughout Asian and European civilizations. In China, the earliest use of cupping that is recorded is by the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D). Cupping was also mentioned in Maimonides' book on health and was used within the Eastern European Jewish community.