Are old egg cups worth anything?
They can be found in antique shops for under $10 (and sometimes under $5) quite often. Buying online, you incur shipping costs, so that boosts the price up a bit. But there are still excellent deals to be found on ebay, often under $5 or $6 for a pretty little cup.
What is the most expensive egg cup?
Indeed, the most expensive auction price is reputed to be £2,500 for a rare Royal Doulton Bunnykins shaped eggcup. But know when to stop! Last autumn a Yorkshire lady auctioned her 2,500 eggcups for charity.
Where did egg cups originate?
Early egg cups were discovered amidst the ruins of Pompeii from 79 AD. Later, during the French Revolution, it is said that King Louis XV helped to popularize egg cups when citizens of the republic tried to imitate their king’s ability to “decapitate an egg at a single stroke.”
Where did egg in a cup originate?
The first images of egg cups appear in a Turkish mosaic dating from 3 AD. Early egg cups were discovered amidst the ruins of Pompeii from 79 AD.
What is a Pocillovist?
noun. DEFINITIONS1. 1. an egg cup collector. Pocillovists practise the fine art of pocillovy.
Who invented egg cups?
How do you eat out of an egg cup?
To eat, use an egg cup take the cap off the tip using a knife or egg-cutter, eat it straight from the shell with some buttered toast for dipping. Soft-boiled eggs should be cooked to order and eaten immediately.
How do you pronounce Pocillovy?
*POCILLOVY, (Pronounced PO-SIL-O-VY). The name given to the hobby of collecting egg cups comes from the Latin pocillium ovi meaning a small cup of an egg.
How do Brits eat eggs?
Upside down. Almost a quarter of Brits prefer to eat soft boiled eggs from the wide, bottom side as opposed to the traditional pointy, narrow end. Dr Cox says: “Those who turn their egg on its head probably approach lots of things in their lives differently.