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The name ‘egg coddler’ is, perhaps, a misnomer. The design is loosely based on a ‘pipkin’, a ceramic container with a lid dating from the 19th Century which was used to prepare the dish ‘coddled eggs’. A more accurate name would be an egg steamer in our opinion, as the eggs are cooked inside due to the heat and pressure of the build up of steam produced by a small amount of boiling water. Whatever the name is, they do work very well!
Made Circa 1900
Made circa 1900 by Mappin & Webb, this handsome, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Egg Coddler, has a plain, egg shaped body with a lift off lid and wooden finial, supported by a frame with ball feet that holds the burner beneath. Inside the body there is a removable holder for four eggs. The egg coddler measures 9"(23cm) tall by 4.5"(11cm) in diameter.
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