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Our latest favorite, with its Art Deco lines. Kind of like the Chrysler Building....
The inscription on this brooch, "PINTELIN," is actually
a command - or maybe just a remark of encouragement. "Pintel" means
penis - and with that information, you can figure it out.
HP2, no. 1766
Sometimes she stays home and works.
Louise Spinning $5.00
HP2, no. 1775
Climbing. You can explain it to me....
HP2, no. 1763-1765
You may have been taught in school that Chaucer's Wife of Bath
comments on the unbridled sexual proclivities of female pilgrims. Here's evidence
of a popular perception that pilgrimage will get you laid regardless of your sex.
Pilgrim's Reward $5.00
HP2, no. 1752
Naughty Ring Brooch
This indelicate little ring brooch is perfect
for closing the neck of your chemise to keep out the riff raff (or for opening
it to let 'em in).
Naughty Ring Brooch $5.00
HP2, no. 1767
Found near Salisbury, as was the chicken badge, which makes you wonder about the
town in general. From the H.P. Blackmore Collection, given to the museum in 1931.
Dirty Money $2.00/dozen "coins"
Salisbury 3, no.
Ape With Pestle.
Probably a joke about physicians and the probability that their compounds
would actually cure you. Many English and Dutch versions of this brooch are known.
Ape with a Pestle $5.00
PSSB, no. 308d, restored. And compare
Salisbury, no. 304
Louise in Flight. Hey, if the dickie bird can fly, why not Louise?
Louise in Flight $5.00
HP2, no. 1771
Little Mr. M. Another
visual pun on the M-brooches - perhaps not quite so aggressive as his larger brother
- certainly not so well endowed!
Little Mr. M $5.00
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Regina Terris. Carried here by her worshippers as a cult figure, Louise stands
as a visual pun on iconic religious images. I used to think she stood in for the
Blessed Virgin in a mandorla, but I'm coming to be convinced of the vulvar identity
of the wounds of Christ (Martha Easton, forthcoming). In any case, a great parade!
Regina Terris $5.00
HP1, no. 652
There's just nothing like wearing your underpants on your hat!
HP1, no. 626