Very, very rare Queen Anne paste earrings date to the mid 18th century and feature opaline paste affixed with clusters of faceted iron pyrite. The hinged ear wires attach back-to-front and feature wig loops which would have helped hold the weight of the jewels to your powdered Marie Antoinette-style coiff.
base metal, opaline paste, iron pyrite
Very good - one of the iron pyrite clusters looks like it's a replacement of the original
3/4" x 1/2"
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1714 — 1837
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