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Brooch

1969.1727 (RS8245)

Description

Silver circular brooch with an abstract quatrefoil design in center surrounded by an inscription in Breton and a stylized wave border, hinged pin and tube clasp on reverse.

Details

Maker
Kelt
Date
1935-1969
Inscriptions
Front: Breton inscription, "DA BEP DEIZ AR SIZHUN - E BOAN HAG E ZUDI" translated "Each day of the week has its pain and its joy" Reverse: Hallmark of a double P (most likely for Pierre Peron, one of Kelt's best-known artists,1905-1988) and a triangle design flanked by SB, followed by a French translation of the Breton inscription on the front: "A CHAQUE JOUR / DE LA SEMAINE / SA PEINE ET SA JOIE / BIJOUX BRETONS / KELT" (Engraved and stamped)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France)
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1/4 in (D), 1 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1727
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102145

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