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Posted 2 years ago

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IVAN49
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A glass Easter egg by the imperial glass works, St. Petersburg, circa 1860-1870. Ovoid, the amber glass body engraved with gilt foliage and the cipher 'XB' in Cyrillic letters. One inch long.Polished pontil (really).

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I wonder if CW does Cyrillic?
    XB is short for "??????? ???????!" or Happy Easter!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    OK it doesn't! So here's an attempt using our alphabet:
    XPICTOC BOCKPEC.

    The third letter "I" should be a reversed "N".
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thank you for sharing this rare item, Ivan!
    Sretan Uskrs!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The Cyrillic problem!
    Froeliches Osterfest!
  5. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    Right! ``Jesus has returned`` A common greeting on Easter Sunday when meeting, and the answer is ``Yes, he really returned``
    Btw.it is wheel engraved and well done in a miniature egg – only one inch long.
  6. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 2 years ago
    X B means "Christ is Risen".......the greeting used by Orthodox Christians at Pascha (Easter). The response is "He is truly risen".
    I am a consultant at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass. I have seen alot of these eggs and we have some in the Museum collection.
  7. mizjane, 2 years ago
    This egg is exquisite!!

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