Brooch

Date

1935-1969

GUSN

GUSN-102145

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

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
BROOCH

Inscription

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.),

Additional Identification Number

1596

Maker

Kelt

Dimensions

1/4 in (D), 1 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1727

Places

Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France)