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18th Century Hardstone Intaglio, Edmond Halley

Fine 18th Century hardstone intaglio in a gilt metal mount of the English astronomer Edmond Halley in the original case. The portrait of Edmond Halley has Halley’s comet in the background.
Edmon Halley was an English astronomer, mathematician and physicist, he was the second astronomer Royal in Britain. He is best known for predicting the orbit of the comet that was later named after him.
Circa 1760

5cms wide
3cms high

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