A GROUP OF FIVE RUSSIAN EASTER EGGS

late 19th to early 20th century

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The first two silver eggs fitted with suspension hoops, each engraved in front with a cross, opening to reveal Christ, the reverse engraved with Cyrillic for Christ is Risen; another plain gilt egg engraved XB and centrally opening; together with two silver eggs each opening to reveal bases for travelling egg cups, the larger engraved with swirling blossom, the smaller with XB