A sweet Royal Worcester Porcelain Egg Coddler in the long discontinued Astley Pattern is decorated with stylized purple and white flowers. This is the king or double egg size.
The coddler is back stamped in black with the be stylized script ‘W’ in a circle. Above the circle, is written, “ROYAL WORCESTER”, and beneath, “PORCELAIN - MADE IN ENGLAND”.
Measures 3 1/2 inches tall from the base to the top of the lifting ring and is 2 inches across open coddler.
The coddler is in excellent condition. Very minor loss to backstamp lettering on ‘-or-elain’.
Coddlers double as the means to a perfectly cooked egg and to beautiful presentation. These little porcelain pots are a traditional cooking utensil in England – if you’ve never tasted a coddled egg before, you are in for a treat.
‘HOW TO CODDLE AN EGG
Butter the inside of the coddler. Gently break in one or two eggs and add salt and pepper. Screw on the lid and place the coddler in about 2-1/2 inches of boiling water for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the degree of firmness desired. Serve in the coddled egg over toast.
A lid on the saucepan will cook the egg more evenly. Remember that the retaining heat will continue to cook the egg after the coddler is removed from the water.
Never screw on the lid more than finger tight, otherwise, when the base expands with the heat, the lid will be difficult to unscrew.
You can garnish your coddled eggs with cheese, herbs, bacon, etc.
Royal Worcester Egg Coddler ‘Astley’ King or Double Size