Egg cup

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An egg cup

An egg cup, sometimes called egg server, is a container used for serving boiled eggs within their shell. Egg cups have an upwardly concave portion to hold the egg and sometimes include a base to raise the egg-retaining portion and give stability, informally known as footies, or sometimes mothers. Egg cups can be made of porcelain, pottery, wood, plastic, glass and various metals or bakelite. Some are made of two materials (wood and ceramic).


A metal eggcup

An early silver egg cup was found in the ruins of Pompeii.[1]

As collectors' items[edit]

Egg cups are collectible items. Collecting egg cups is called pocillovy.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Connolly, Peter (1990). Pompeii. Oxford University Press. p. 39. ISBN 9780199171583.
  2. ^ Freeman, Winnie (1984). Collecting egg cups: an introduction to pocillovy. Reigate: Wise Books.

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