The Syracuse China Company, formerly known as the Onandaga Pottery Company, manufactured the ceramic body of egg coddlers for Premier Egg Cup, beginning in 1893. According to an 1893 flyer, the egg coddlers were finished with a "screwtop cover" made of solid German silver. Later versions of the coddler lids might have been made with another metal.
The coddlers are convex with or without a pedestal, with a very thin metal lid, and no lifting ring. There were three sizes of coddler body, intended to cook one, two or three eggs. The metal lids have some slight variation in depth. There were three backstamp styles, with colour differences, although they all contain the word SYRACUSE somewhere in the backstamp text.
Cataloguing of the variations of Syracuse egg coddler varieties has proven to be very difficult. There is the possibility that every Syracuse coddler with flowers is unique. If you have information about coddlers that are not listed in these pages, please do contact us.
There are five characteristics that we consider distinguishing of unique variants:
|OPS backstamp||CIR backstamp||EGG backstamp|
|No Pedestal||With Pedestal|
|Note: images are not at same relative scale|
|ONE date||TWO dates||THREE dates|
Historical information about Syracuse pottery on this page comes from the book Syracuse China by Cleota Reed and Stan Skoczen (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1997),
Listed below are descriptions and low-resolution images of the patterns of egg coddlers that Syracuse produced. To see detailled images of the coddlers with the pattern and to learn more about known variations of that coddler pattern, you must click on the name and/or the image.
|Pattern Name||Description of Pattern||Image|
|SY-UNK01||Plain white glaze around the body of the coddler. [Details]|
|SY-UNK02||Blue flowers on a brown branch with green leaves, around the upper third of the body of the coddler. [Details]|
|SY-UNK03||Pink flowers and green leaves hanging down from the top of the coddler rim. [Details]|
|SY-UNK04||Red flowers and buds dangling below. [Details]|
|SY-UNK05||Yellow daffodils around the coddler body. [Details]|
|SY-UNK06||Yellow glaze with a silver ring at the base [Details]|
|SY-UNK07||Pink flowers and buds. [Details]|
|SY-UNK16||Yellow and orange flowers. [Details]|
|SY-UNK17||Lavender and grey flowers on a thin grey vine. [Details]|
|SY-UNK18||Green and brown leaves on a thin grey vine [Details]|
|SY-UNK19||Pink flowers and buds. [Details]|
|SY-UNK20||Violet-pink flowers and leaves [Details]|
|SY-UNK21||Purple flowers and leaves [Details]|
|SY-UNK22||Fuschia flowers and leaves [Details]|
|SY-UNK23||Fuschia flowers and leaves [Details]|
|SY-UNK24||Fuschia flowers and leaves [Details]|
|SY-UNK25||Yellow Chick on Green base [Details]|
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