Last Updated on 4/10/2009 by

Collectible cups catch on

By Sandy Erdman
Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

“As more people discover the diversity and charm of egg cups, more are becoming collectors of them.

According to most resource books, pocillovy is the official name for the popular activity of collecting egg cups, derived from the Latin term pocillum ovi, meaning “a small cup for an egg.” They date back to ancient times, when a group of silver egg cups were first unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii.”

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