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Queen Anne Blown Glass Pearl Earrings


THIS freaky pair of very early earrings feature two strange things: one, the creamy, rosy pearls aren't pearls. They're expertly blown glass. And why are there four little loops spaced around the "pearls"? Were these half-orbs poached from some other, even older piece of jewelry? They may have been configured into these earrings - complete with wig hooks - before Marie Antoinette lost her head.


  • Materials

    base metal, pearlescent blown glass

  • Age

    c. 1760

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7/8" total length including wig hooks, 5/8" diameter face

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.