I hope everyone who observes Easter has a happy celebration - a time of renewal.
No doubt, you all indulged in some eggs, perhaps chocolate, sugar candy or plain boiled.... in an egg cup.
Five interesting things to know about egg cups.
1. Collecting egg cups is called pocillovy
2. The earliest egg cup found was a silver one, discovered in the ruins of Pompeii after Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD - the egg cup may have had BC origins.
3. The first images of egg cups were spotted in a Turkish mosaic dating from 3AD
4. During the French revolution, King Louis XV was said to have popularised egg cups as French citizens tried to imitate their king’s ability to “decapitate an egg at a single stroke.” King Louis often entertained his couriers with his ability to do this with his breakfast eggs.
5.The famous 'Bunnykins" egg cups are called single "bucket" cups. Other categories of egg cups are single (pedestal) and double .