An organic boiled egg, what better way for your baby to begin to enjoy the good things in life? Served in a sterling silver egg cup. A matching sterling silver spoon is also available. Both decorated with the moon and star design which is sure to amuse. Add a slice of good quality fresh bread and butter. The importance of a good breakfast to start the day cannot be over emphasized. Both products are ideal as a silver baby gift for a christening, birthday or baptism.
How it is made
John Campbell describes the manufacturing process. The egg cup itself is a one piece, 4 operations spinning and is formed on a spinning lathe by wrapping a silver disc around a preformed series of "chucks". The skill of the silversmith is stopping the once flat silver disc from buckling as it starts to become a hollow vessel.
Once complete, the egg cup is transported to one of the UK Assay Offices for testing and hallmarking. In the case of JA Campbell, this is the London Assay Office, our closest. After a positive result from the laboratory the hallmarks are burned into the surface of the metal using a laser. This process is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection and started in the 1400s.
Upon return to the silversmith's workshop, the silver egg cup is polished using 4 different grades of compound. It is then decorated with the moon and star motifs and finally packed into the unusual presentation box for dispatch.