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ANTIQUE SILVER EGG CUPS

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….

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L2060a: Sterling Silver Enamelled Child's Set

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.

£975

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L2060b: Sterling Silver Enamelled Child's Set

Hallmarked In 1995

Hallmarked in London in 1995 in this stylish, Modern, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Child's Set, comprises an egg cup, an egg spoon and a napkin ring, enamelled with yellow and red polka dots and stripes to the spoon, and is 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.

£975

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L3912: Sterling Silver Set Of Six Egg Cups

Hallmarked In 1884

Hallmarked in London in 1884 by Barnards, this handsome, set of six, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Egg Cups, are plain in style, featuring gilt interiors and an engraved crest. Each egg cup measures 2.5"(6.5cm) tall, by 1.5"(4cm) in diameter, and the set together weighs 7 troy ounces. The set is presented in the original box. The crest is that of the Hartley family, and most likely that of Reverend John Thorneycroft Hartley, winner of the 'Gentleman's Singles Title' at Wimbledon in both 1879, and 1880, and the only English World Number 1 ranked tennis player to also be a member of the clergy.

£1,275

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