V pin

American
1945


Dimensions

Length x width: 6 x 4.5 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.614

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Bar pin with “V” dangling off of bottom of bar. Morse code for “victory” (dot-dot-dot-dash) carved in relief into bar. Commemorative of VJ Day.

Signed

Marked "Sterling" on reverse

Provenance

1945, purchased by Miss Helen Teklinski in New Britain, CT; about 1979, given by Teklinski to her nephew, Stephen H. Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; 2013, gift of Borkowski to the MFA. (Accession date: May 29, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen H. Borkowski in honor of the family of Catherine Borkowski Benoit