This is one of the nicest Halley's comet brooches I've seen in a long time. I had once , a little nicer than this, which now resides in a Red Faberge box belonging to a member of the Kennedy family, so that tells you how nice this one is. Most of you probably know that Victorians were fascinated with natural things, and particularly in the arrival of Halley's comet. They made brooches to look like the streaking comet. This one is crafted from unmarked, but tested , 9 ct gold, It consists of several Black dot paste surrounding a larger paste, without the black dot. The Brooch weighs 6.56 grams, and measures 1 and 3/4 inches East to West, and 3/4 of an inch North to South. What a lovely piece of history this is. It is circa 1830
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