Mary Dickin collected 584 egg-cups since 1977. She was a member of the Egg Cup Collectors Club of Great Britain and became the first South African to join.
POCILLOVY* (Egg-Cup collecting) is very popular in England and America but remains rather unusual in South Africa.
The egg-cups on display date from the 19th Century to the present, and include wonderful examples of the most important porcelain manufacturers.
Some have been chosen for their beauty, novelty, or sentimental value – all part of the pleasure of pocillovy. We are delighted to have them on display at the Kowie Museum.
*POCILLOVY, (Pronounced PO-SIL-O-VY). The name given to the hobby of collecting egg cups comes from the Latin pocillium ovi meaning a small cup of an egg.