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V pin

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

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches