guillotine earrings, c. 1790
guillotine earrings, c. 1790
Roberto Greco
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“Currently obsessed with: these guillotine earrings. Learned that Guillotine jewelry was trendy during the French Revolution lol

The earrings have crowned decapitated heads of King Louis XVI + Marie Antoinette. There were an est. 16,594 executions during the French Revolution”

https://twitter.com/bronze_bombSHEL/status/1191099587932676098

[See also:

“These Macabre Guillotine Earrings Were All the Rage During France’s “Reign of Terror””
http://www.cultofweird.com/curiosities/guillotine-earrings/

“The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine”
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/04/06/the-bloody-family-history-of-the-guillotine/ ]

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