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Charming wood soldier and gentleman egg cups


A set of two very charming painted wooden egg cups, one shaped as a soldier and the other as a gentleman in a suit and bow tie.  As you will see from the photos, these are probably not for everyday use as originally  intended, but we think they are absolutely lovely little decorative items with oodles of character and whimsical aesthetic appeal.

The soldier has lost an arm in battle and the gentleman has possibly lost a nose in a book somewhere (we presume). Both have significant wear and tear due to their age and use. However, we honestly think that this just adds to their attractiveness. Both measure about 9 cm (3½ in) in height with a diameter of around 2.5 cm (1 in) at the base.


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