Bought at the same street 'car boot' sale as the electric hot water bottle. I have a small collection of egg cups and i'm always attracted to others. This one being a holder for 6 eggs just had to come my way and for the princely sum of £1.00 I secured it. Made of plastic it is unmarked so I have no idea where it originates but it is a great thing of beauty although few share my vision...I have no idea why. I now have three of them, all different so it is definitely a collection, and I will seek out even more of them.