- 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 portion to hold the egg and often include a base to raise the egg retaining portion and give stability, informally known as "footies". Other types include: no pedestal, just a cup known as "buckets" and egg-sized on one side and bigger on the other end known as "doubles".
They can be made of china,
pottery, wood, plastic, glassand various metals.
The Egg cup is a collectible item. There are newsletters for egg cup collectors, "Eggcup Collectors'Corner" in the U.S., there are also egg cup conventions for collectors in
England. Collecting egg cups is called Pocillovy; it comes from the Latin"pocillum" for small cup and "ovi" for eggs.
cocktail(the Sazerac) was made in an egg cup. A New Orleans bartendernamed Glen Skidmore in the early 1800s invented a mixed drink of absinthe, brandyand bitterswhich he served in an egg cup. cite book
title=Egg Cups: An Illustrated History and Price Guide
Egg cups have been used since prehistoric times, with some of the earliest occurrence on
Minoan Crete. [ John D. Pendlebury, "The Archaeology of Crete", 1991, Biblo & Tannen Publishers ISBN 0819601217] In particular, archaeologicalrecovery at the Bronze Age palaceof Cretan Knossosreveals the presence of eggshell cup use as early as the 18th century BC. [ [http://letmespeaktothedriver.com/site/10854/knossos.html#fieldnotes C. Michael Hogan, "Knossos fieldnotes", The Modern Antiquarian (2007)] ]
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* [http://www.lahuev.blogspot.com/ An Egg Cup A Day]
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