Egg shaped egg cups

Egg cup creators are always looking for new sources of inspiration, and it could be that sometimes they don't look very far. What should they? Doesn't the egg itself have a marvelous shape, as well as unforgettable colours? In this selection we can see egg cups inspired more or less directly in different types of eggs or egg's states: hard-boiled, fried, as an eggshell or as a broken eggshell, for instance. I haven't found yet any egg cups imitating scrambled eggs, or maybe I found them but didn't recognise them. The important thing to know is that egg shaped egg cups produce what art critics love to call the mise-en-abîme effect: you'll eat your egg in an egg.

Known and maybe useful details: 1) no marks, bought in Italy in 1985 [eggcup0200]; 2) made in Thailand, Ikea [eggcup2878]; 3) made in Vietnam in 1999, Ikea [eggcup1982]; 4) made in Japan [eggcup1948]; 5) marked "Swed. reg. design No. 98/1959 Internat. regd. desn.", which means it was registered in Sweden [eggcup3359] 6) produced by Carlton Ware, end 70s/beginning 80s (United Kingdom) [eggcup2255]; 7) produced by Sia [eggcup2997]; 8) produced by Casablanca (Germany) [eggcup2147].

You probably already know where do eggs come from, but even so you may want to check the Poultry egg cups post.


Rabbit egg cups

Rabbits are a traditional feature in egg cups, the link between one thing and the other being, of course, Easter. For our first excursion in the wide rabbit egg cups' world we'll skip plastic egg cups, but don't worry, there'll be a post with plenty of plastic rabbit egg cups very soon - and surely before Easter.

Known details: 1) Heinrich Hoppel rabbit from "Die Hasenbande" series, designed by S. Krauss for Bodum's Räder company (Germany) [eggcup4383]; 2) created by Stockholm's Bruka design (Sweden) [eggcup0924]; 3) made by Goebel (Germany) [eggcup3969]; 4) bought in Belgium, 2004's Easter [eggcup3327]; 5) marked "Made in Japan", both rabbits look symmetrical, but aren't; this egg cup exists also with different colour combinations [eggcup1893]; 6) wooden [eggcup1154]; 7) made in Japan, exists also with different colour combinations [eggcup2622].

Are there more egg cups featuring rabbits than egg cups featuring chickens, or the opposite? We sincerely don't know and the lack of statistics in the field doesn't help at all. If you want a wider picture of the subject, nevertheless, you could have a look at our Poultry egg cups selection or even et the Little chicken egg cups post.



This blog is curated by Gloria G. F., who is just the daughter of the collector, María José Fuster Brunet. It is made with the collector’s permission and help, but without her direct participation. Therefore, the views and opinions overtly or covertly expressed by the author do not necessarily state or reflect those of the collector, whose tastes might sometimes differ slightly. Thank you for taking this into consideration.


Glass egg cups

This is an important advice for egg cup collectors and, in general, for people who'd like to keep some egg cups around for decorative porpuses: never leave too long a wooden egg in a glass egg cup. Wood may expand, glass surely won't, and the consequences could be terible. I have seen it with my own eyes. Having said this, why wouldn't everybody love glass egg cups? We do.

Known details: 1) sold by Rasteli [eggcup2302]; 2) [eggcup 1691]; 3) "Oeuf", produced by Rivièra Maison (Netherlands) [eggcup3716]; 4) hand painted by Óscar Hidalgo, Barcelona, 2000 [eggcup1830]; 5) made in Italy, "Papa" has been hand written later by a French speaker [eggcup1066]; 6) in "opaline de foire", produced by Portieux (France) [eggcup0616]; 7) can be used as a glass for water if turned upside down, sold by Rasteli [eggcup3342].

For more glass egg cups, please visit the Leonardo egg cups post. You could also have a look at the Poultry egg cups selection, where you will find this blue Luminarc egg cup, and the Common shaped egg cups post, where you'll see another Luminarc model, the Cocoon egg cup; where Ah, there's also an Arcopal egg cup with the Floral egg cups.


Egg cup couples

Egg cups are sometimes marketed as couples and sold together. Actually, sometimes even if they happen to be sold separately it can be really difficult for the buyer to take one without its partner, because it has been designed and created as the perfect match. The couples featured in this post are all based on the male/female concept, but other types of couples can occur.

Known details: 1) made in Japan [eggcup1873]; 2) made in Japan [eggcup1872]; 3) produced by Rot Ceramic (Germany) [eggcup1441]; 4) produced by Rot Ceramic (Germany) [eggcup1442]; 5) woman [eggcupdesp5]; 6) man [eggcup4207]; 7) woman [eggcup 1761]; 8) man [eggcup 1762].