Queen Anne Blown Glass "Pearl" Earrings

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A freaky pair of very early earrings that make us wonder WTF? Two strange things: 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

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