Ken Kantro's Saint Brendan's Cross Pewter Ornament

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Our New England pewtersmith, Ken Kantro, creates forms that express movement, fluidity and grace. The legend of Saint Brendan, the patron saint of mariners, tells of his capsizing and rescue by four whales swimming in the shape of a cross. This pewter ornament depicts the whales and is perfect for the Christmas tree or to be enjoyed year round. This Saint Brendan's cross pewter ornament is an original design, signed by the artist, and comes with a loop for hanging. Each ornament measures 2.5 inches in diameter.
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