I was sorting some odds and ends in boxes we have stored in the upstairs portion of our house when I came across this little item. It's an Egg Coddler - have you ever coddled an egg? I haven't! What a pretty vintage cookware/servingware from the past! Crack the egg and place it inside, salt and pepper, add seasonings to taste - simply screw on the sliver lid and lower it into a hot pan of water, covering it completely. After 6 minutes the egg should be cooked and ready to eat! How simple and elegant!