Egg cup sets

Nowadays is hard to find a home with four people using egg cups at the same time every day and, therefore, it's also difficult to find sets of multiple egg cups in stores. In fact, most of the new egg cup sets include an intelligent way to store all your egg cups without taking too much space, so they won't disturb you in the kitchen during the (probably long) time that nobody uses them. Anyway, some antique egg cup sets are really nice, and that's what egg cup and retro ceramics collectors care about (well, mainly).

Known details: 1) marked "Woods ivory ware", produced by Woods & Son(s) probably during the 1930s [eggcup3837]; 2) marked "Crown Ducal Ware, England" [eggcûp2452]; 3) also produced by Crown Ducal Ware [eggcup2400]; 4) produced by Meubelfabriek Oisterbriek (The Netherlands) [eggcup2512]; 5) produced by Royal Winton, probably during the 1940s [eggcup3852]; 6) origin unknown, bought to British seller [eggcup3852]; 7) origin unknown, bought to British seller [eggcup3997].


Frog egg cups

Frogs aren't the most popular animal in this egg cups' world, we know. Unlike rabbits or hens, they don't have any conceptual link with eggs, so it's understandable that they aren't featured in egg cups as often as them. What this selection wants to show is that even "secondary" animals like frogs can appear in a huge number of different models of egg cups, made in different styles, in different materials. We'll have a look at other animal egg cups another day.

Known and verified details: 1) plastic [eggcup3660]; 2) ceramic, marked CC. H.P. [eggcup2210]; 3) hand-made by potter Michel Auger for Poterie Auger, in St Amand en Puisaye (France) [eggcup4254]; 4) plastic, spoon marked "Salamanca", sold as a souvenir egg cup for the Spanish city Salamanca [eggcup3776]; 5) unglazed ceramic [eggcup2891]; 6) ceramic, bought in Italy in 1985 [eggcup0327]; 7) produced by Italian company Paolo Chiari [eggcup2930].

If you prefer to see egg cups with hens, please visit the Poultry egg cups post; if you're looking for rabbits, please check the Rabbit egg cups category.


WMF egg cups

Here's another German company with a strong love for egg cups, but, this time, metal egg cups are its speciality. WMF has been producing egg cups since 1880 and still markets regularly new models, usually in stainless steel and with uncommon designs. This selections features some examples of WMF's production over the last decade. Ah, and just in case someone doubted of the company's passion por soft-boiled eggs, they even sell specially designed spoons to use with their egg cups.

Known and very objective details: 1) Eggo egg cup, bought in 1998 [eggcup 1388]; 2) stainless steel Cromargan 18/10 and SAN plastic, designed by Achim Bölster, bought in 2003 [eggcup3197]; 3) from the Zeno series, designed by Maiko Hasuike, bought in 1996 [eggcup1183]; 4) from the Kult collection, created by Sebastian Bergne, bought in 2006 [eggcup4824]; 5) SpiegelEi egg cup, from the Off Limits series of the Cromargan collection, designed by Achim Bölster and Judith Zeller, bought in 1997 [eggcup1387]; 6) For Lovers Only model from the Off Limits series of the Cromargan collection bought 1998 [eggcup1366]; 7) designed by IDEA collective for Auerhahn, a WMF mark; it's from their A/Design collection, bought in 2006 [eggcup4777].

If you like this selection, you might also enjoy the Modern design metal egg cups post or even the Modern design ceramic egg cups or the Modern design plastic egg cups categories.

If what you adore or collect are simlpy metal egg cups, make sure you've had a look at the Antique metal egg cups message.


Leonardo egg cups

Leonardo is a prestigious German glassware company. Egg cups where absent from its catalogue until the end of the nineties, when somebody at the marketing department decided that they could help bring the company to a wider audience. The truth is that Leonardo egg cups are far from being cheap, but people were supposed to buy only one of those (modern design egg cups are generally bought as a unique and mainly decorative piece) and therefore having a Leonardo egg cup was meant to be less costly than possessing a Leonardo wine cup, because if you bought a wine cup then you needed the other eleven matching Leonardo wine cups. Does all this make real sense? Did it actually work? Did really more people than ever access to the Leonardo world via egg cups? I don't know, and I have to confess that I haven't found any of the pieces featured in this selection in the current catalogue from the company. They are nevertheless quite good looking, aren't they? Some them were created for Leonardo with the help of Justblue Design GmbH, a packaging, product- and graphic design company based in Hamburg.

Known and surely interesting details: 1) Orion egg cups from the "Mythos" Collection, designed by Veit Mahlmann with Justblue; it includes a salt cellar and a spoon [eggcup2054]; 2) this model exists also with the base in other colours [eggcup2079]; 3) Elica egg cup from the "Mythos" Collection, designed by Michele De Lucchi [eggcup1347]; 4) Early Bird egg cup, also from the "Mythos" Collection and designed by Veit Mahlmann with Justblue [1346]; 5) designed by Jorg María Gimmler for the "Mythos" Collection [eggcup1361].

If you like these egg cups, you might also enjoy the Modern design plastic egg cups post, or the Modern design ceramic egg cups selection, or, of course, the Modern design metal egg cups category. But maybe you're just interested in glass; then you'd rather visit the Glass egg cups family.