Dating royal worcester egg coddlers
The threads on the coddler are often either a metal, such as stainless steel, or a plastic, such as white nylon.
The lid will have a complementary screw thread that holds it to the coddler during cooking. It measures 4 inches from the base to the top of the lifting ring.
This printed mark was used in may colours, often puce, green or blue in earlier pieces, mostly black marks were used from around 1950 to the mid 60's.This method was used until 1927 when there were eleven dots arranged around the single small star.From 1928 Royal Worcester introduced a different shape as the date code for each preceding year, until 1933, when they started the method of adding an additional dot for each year.With the lid off, the coddler body stands 3¼ inches tall. This is currently the only size of coddler that RW produces.Purists may call these other objects egg caddies, egg cups, egg warmers, or egg servers instead of egg coddlers. The marks on the underside of egg coddlers may be difficult to date, however, they have changed very little over the years because of the small size of the coddler base.