Queen Pearls's necklace - Double row
Necklace made of imitation glass beads inspired by a portrait of Marie Antoinette, painted in 1783 by Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun.
This portait was intended to glorify the queen, who was enduring a terrible defamation campaign at the time.
In the painting, Marie-Antoinette appears sumptuously dressed in blue and white, decked out in pearls and an aigrette of precious stones. The royal crown, symbol of her legitimacy, lies near her on a cushion.