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Halley's Comet Mourning in Memory of Enamel Gold Filled Brooch

US$605.07 Asking Price


A stunning Georgian period brooch c1800. Halley's comet example. Unusually designed also as a piece of mourning jewellery. One end set with a foiled old cut white paste and the other an enamelled In Memory Of panel with hair locket to section. 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 and hinge. Securely set stone. Light wear only. Please view photographs. WEIGHT ; 2.6 grams SIZE ; 15mm x 30mm approx HALLMARKS ; gold filled


  • Metal
  • Style
    George III
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    St Helens, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU93939450492

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