I started collecting egg cups donkeys of years ago although it was a bit of a side line as my salt and pepper sets were my main passion. Nevertheless, I've got a small, but perfectly formed, collection for your delectation.
First up is Pinocchio. Isn't he a stunner? Bought from Rimini (Italy) in the 80s.
I bought this from Liberty in the 80s. It's a Bordalo Pinheiro egg cup (Portuguese). They make a lot of cabbage leaf pottery items.
This one is a wooden one from Russia. I think it's quite old but for the life of me can't remember its history. Some years ago now, Mr J and P and I were visiting our friends in Holland and they took us to a small museum in their home town. I remember being shown round by a guide who pointed out the egg cup to us and I remember saying that I used to collect egg cups. He then said I could have it! How bizarre is that? You wouldn't get the British Museum giving away its exhibits would you now?
Egg cups in the ubiquitous cottage design.
A policeman egg cup. I wonder if it's PC Plod from Noddy fame.
1950s atomic egg cups. A jumble sale buy of yesteryear.
I have to admit that they weren't my favourite egg cups but I've just seen this one for sale on an online vintage shop for £12! Yes, that's one for £12 and I've got 4 of them! Eeeeeek! They've quite rapidly gone to the top of my tree (I've just made that saying up and I'm rather liking it).
|£12 for this!|
Well, dear readers, we're off to visit Grandpappy J and P for a few days so I'll love you and leave you and let Bunny and Chick have the last word....
|HAPPY EASTER DEAR READERS!|