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Halley's Comet Mourning in Memory of Brooch Enamel 15 Carat Gold

US$859.83 Asking Price

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A stunning Georgian period brooch c1800. Halley's comet example. Solid 15 carat gold. Unusually designed also as a piece of mourning jewellery. One end set with an oval braided hair locket section to the centre of an enamelling In Memory Of border. Deep floral relief to centre and an enamel flower to the other end. Halley’s Comet was named after Sir Edmund Halley, the royal astronomer. He formed a view that all of the sightings between 1531 and 1682 were actually one single comet, which circled the sun every 75-76 years. Halley predicted that it would return again in 1759 and, when it did, it received its name. The next sighting was in 1835 and, soon after, Georgian jewellers began creating Halley’s Comet pins, which were influenced by the shape of the comet - as it approached the sun CONDITION ; Very for age. Clean gold. Working pin. Clean enamel. Please view photographs. WEIGHT ; 3.7 grams SIZE ; 14mm x 28mm approx HALLMARKS ; tests as 15ct

Details

  • Metal
    Gold,Enamel
  • Style
    George III
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    St Helens, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU93939370112

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