Georgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch
Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch

Halley’s comet brooches capture the imagination and symbolize our eternal search for the questions of the universe.

One of the most famous comets that pass the Earth (close enough to be visible with the eye) is named after Sir Edmund Halley. He was a notable English astronomer born in 1656 until he passed in 1742. However, many drawings and texts likely refer to this celestial wonder centuries or millennia earlier.

This marvel passed in 1835 and sparked a plethora of small brooches in the image of the comet. Some are more literal, others suggestions of a head and tail.

This is a lovely example of 14k adorned in a classical English textured border that mimics tiny flowers and leaves.

A flat-cut citrine, foiled beneath and foiled to the underside, makes up the head of the comet. The tail is represented by a divided fancy V shape, also textured. At its tip, a glass paste resembles the color of an emerald.

Georgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet BroochGeorgian Halley's Comet Brooch
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Georgian Halley's Comet Brooch

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Date: Circa 1840.

Measurements: Length of 1 1/8 inch with pin stem and 15/16 inches without and 1/2 inch wide. Most comet brooches lie within this range of size at about 1 inch, although some are larger. Weight of 2.1 grams.

Condition: Excellent.

Origin: English.

Story

Halley’s comet brooches capture the imagination and symbolize our eternal search for the questions of the universe.

One of the most famous comets that pass the Earth (close enough to be visible with the eye) is named after Sir Edmund Halley. He was a notable English astronomer born in 1656 until he passed in 1742. However, many drawings and texts likely refer to this celestial wonder centuries or millennia earlier.

This marvel passed in 1835 and sparked a plethora of small brooches in the image of the comet. Some are more literal, others suggestions of a head and tail.

This is a lovely example of 14k adorned in a classical English textured border that mimics tiny flowers and leaves.

A flat-cut citrine, foiled beneath and foiled to the underside, makes up the head of the comet. The tail is represented by a divided fancy V shape, also textured. At its tip, a glass paste resembles the color of an emerald.

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