Vintage porcelain fine china convex egg coddler or egg coddle by Lorrie with the most cheerful and colorful yellow chick in a nest on a branch with colorful orange and yellow leaves. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or other damage to note. (1960's - 1970's) This is a "double" sized coddler, also known as "King Size". The design in on both sides.
The Standard Size egg coddle coddler was designed to prepare one egg. It nominally measures 3½ inches from the base to the top of the lifting ring, but there can be considerable variation - especially in the earlier coddlers, such as those with Type 1 backstamps. With the lid off, the coddler body stands nominally 2½ inches tall. This size can also be used to warm up an individual serving of baby food. Royal Worcester no longer produces this size of coddler.
An egg coddler is a porcelain or pottery cup with a lid that is used to prepare a dish called, appropriately enough, coddled eggs. Coddled eggs are very much like poached eggs, except that the egg is cooked inside the coddler. The egg(s) are broken into the buttered coddler, and seasonings are added, if desired. The coddler is then closed with the lid and partially immersed in boiling water for a few minutes. When the eggs are cooked to the desired firmness, the coddler is lifted from the boiling water, the lid removed, and breakfast is served, in a lovely decorated dish.
Egg coddlers are often painted or glazed with a design. There are many different patterns and designs, which makes them highly suitable as practical gifts for the kitchen, or for addition to the china collection. Egg coddlers are also very desirable as collectibles.
This vintage yellow chick egg coddler is tentatively listed under the manufacturer name of "Lorrie". Collector's are not certain if in fact "Lorrie" is the manufacturer, the artist or the distributor of these fine colorful and cheerful egg coddlers as this coddler and others like it don't have any backstamp or manufacturer's marks on them. Some are found with a paper tag that contains the words "Design by Lorrie", "Lorrie Design" and others have been found with removable stickers with the word Japan.
This delightful vintage porcelain fine china Lorrie egg coddler measures 4-1/4" tall 2-3/4" in diameter and weighs 10 ounces. An original hang tag with instructions for making coddled eggs is included. The chrome lid screws on and has a diamond shaped lift handle on the top.
A2507 - Vintage LORRIE Porcelain China Egg Coddler / Egg Coddle CHEERFUL YELLOW CHICK / King Size