Antique Russian Art Glass Faceted Easter Egg Paperweight "Christ is Risen”

Rough Dimensions: 3-5/8" long & 3-1/8” diameter

Makers Mark: Unsigned

Provenance: Unavailable

Condition: Excellent only a few minor marks and tiny nicks to the edge of the facets. Please see photos and let us know if you need any additional assistance.

A rare example with the initials "XB" in black and white twist encapsulated in clear crystal and fully faceted on all sides creating a well-formed egg.

The initials "XB" is short-hand for the russian phrase "Христос воскресе" which translates in english to "Christ is Risen". For the holy week of Easter it is common in Russia for eggs to be colorfully decorated and adorned with the initials "XB". On Easter Sunday, these are exchanged between neighbors and loved ones.