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A Parting Piece of Knowledge…
For the British—and for many of us stateside—the egg cup is a breakfast essential. There’s no better vessel in which to hold a soft-boiled egg, which is often paired with strips of toast cheekily referred to as “soldiers.” The British are credited with the egg cup’s rise in popularity: In the 1600s, members of the aristocracy would eat their eggs out of silver cups, and hundreds of years later in the Victorian era, tableware designers turned egg cups into everyday dinnerware by making them in popular china patterns. But they existed far before the Brits turned them into breakfast staples. What is believed to be the first egg cup was discovered in the ruins of Pompeii—a silver version preserved under layers of ash and hardened lava after the volcanic explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Today they’re a favorite of breakfast-lovers and collectors alike, and they come in an array of materials including glass, porcelain, wood, and even Bakelite.