The earliest known silver egg cup was found in the ruins of Pompeii, dated around 79AD, although egg cups have been seen even earlier in mosaics dating from around 3AD, albeit not in silver. During the 17th Century silver egg cups became popular in the UK, although finding an example from before the 18th Century is very rare, and the majority available now date from the 19th and 20th Centuries. It was said that Louis XV ate his eggs from a silver egg cup, and would often ‘entertain’ his guests by beheading his egg in front of them….
Hallmarked In 1995
Hallmarked in London in 1995, this fabulous, Modern, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Child's Set, comprises an egg cup, an egg spoon and a napkin ring, decorated with yellow and red striped enamel and presented in a fitted box. The egg cup measures 2"(5cm) in diameter, the napkin ring measures 2"(5cm) in diameter and the spoon measures 4.25"(11cm) in length. Together, the set weighs 4.37 troy ounces.
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