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When these types of replicas were first made in Indonesia (some debate about this, probably around 10 to 20 years ago) there were quite a few issues with the glass cracking. So even the cracks are consistent with it being a replica. You could bring it on the 28th to be sure and let us have a look at it. It is never 100% sure from a picture.
The other beads you show. The three small ones look genuine to me and consistent with the period you mention. The large melon bead, I am not so sure. Not because it is a clear fake, but because I find it very difficult to tell age with these beads. They are a fairly basic shape and style that was made in many eras and places. I have even made beads that look like it. I am not very knowledgable in telling from the surface if the glass has aged. But probably your husband is?