This is an unusual little item. A French Art Nouveau bronze egg cup from Verdun France. This no doubt dates to around 1916.. possibly earlier. It is exquisitely beautiful in all of its detail. The feet are particularly lovely and rendered in a gilt bronze with lovely organic nouveau style. The front of the cup has an applied escutcheon with a detail of a three towered castle and the word, Verdun. It measures approximately 3" high. A really lovely little French antique.