Sale 19891
Finch and Co’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Online 14 October - 4 November 2020

Halley’s Comet is the only short-period comet eye visible from Earth and it appears every 75-76 years.

Halley’s Comet is named after Sir Edmond Halley who was the first to predict the comet’s periodicity in 1759. The next sighting was in 1835, and commemorative Halley’s comet pins were popular at this time: designed in the shape of a comet as it heated up while approaching the sun producing a trailing streak of light.

These pins offered in this lot display the Georgian and Victorian affinity for symbolism and meaning, often producing jewels to commemorate birth, love, death and mourning.

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