This pattern is relatively common although this ungainly dish is very rare, probably because it was impractical. The lid is difficult to lift and may have been often dropped in use. Collectors call the pattern" Bleeding Heart", but its original name was Floral Ware and it was made only by King, Son & Company. The company also made a footed version of this dish which is also rare. The shape does not appear in any other pattern as far as we know; an indication that it was not easy to use or that boiled eggs were rarely served in the shell in this country.