This beautiful, Art Nouveau, sterling silver and enamel scarf pin was made in the United States by the Watson company. This company dates back to the 1870’s but Clarence Watson did not become associated with the company until 1880. The company ceased to operate in 1955.
The pin measures 2 and 1/8” (5.3cms) across and 5/8” (1.6cms) wide across the front. It weighs 10.3 grams.
The front has a prettily formed shape, tapering on each side. It is enamelled in bright green with a delightful image of lily of the valley. There is fine engraving on either side.
At the back is an old style clip and there is sufficient space to hold a scarf.
The back is marked ‘Genuine Cloisonné’ which is the style of enamel work and ‘Sterling’. Also present are the marks of the Watson company - a crown, a ‘W’ for Watson and a lion for sterling silver. Above all this is a blob of solder -why I cannot tell but of course it would not be visible in wear.
In excellent antique condition , this wonderful piece will arrive in a gift box.
Art Nouveau Silver Enamel Lilly of Valley Scarf Pin - WATSON
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