7 Egg Cups, BELLFLOWER by Boston Sandwich in 1860s single vine, flint fine rib
Egg Cup Set BELLFLOWER by Boston Sandwich in the 1860s single vine, flint fine rib. These cups stand at about 4. These are in great shape, but one of these cups appears darker than the others and one has small chip in base. Long ago and far away...... Eggs were & are eaten soft cooked in their shells. The long ago was in America and the far away is in Europe. Today egg cups aren't used that much but they can be found made of many materials, including, of course, Early American Pattern Glass. Many of the early (1850 - 1870) flint patterns had an egg cup as part of their pattern line & a few patterns from later in the 1800s included an egg cup, but we are aware of no egg cups from non-flint patterns made after 1900. We'll take the word of those who have actually used an egg cup; they are handy for holding those pesky cooked eggs while the shell is broken and the spoon is dipped down to bring out bites of the yolk and whites. Some Victorians reportedly emptied the entire egg(s)' contents into the cup & mixed it with butter and toast bits. All the ones we have seen are pretty similar in size (3 3/4" - 4" tall) as you can see by comparing them with our same photogenic egg, but they are sometimes confused with footed master salts, large wine goblets or measuring cups. Egg cups being among the smallest form of Victorian table glass, they are popular collectibles for reasons every collector of butter dishes, water pitchers and cake stands understands.....
Be the first in your crowd to amaze your guests with a serving they've probably never experienced! OR use these for small servings of orange juice or other liquid refreshment. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "firegolfsalot" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Brand: Bellflower
- Pattern: Vintage
- Type: Egg cup
- Color: Clear
- Material: Glass