Posted 4 years ago
This pin is 2" x 3", which doesn't seem large until you see it in person. The enamel is beautifully done, and the colors are awesome. From what I can tell of the marks (Crown, Gothic W and Lion? not sure about the lion, but some kind of animal) it was made by the Watson company of Connecticut. I can't seem to find a way to date this piece, but it looks like early 1900s to me. The enamel is in perfect shape and the color is still brilliant. The 3rd pic is of this pin with another I found recently. The colors go so well together, that is how I display them.
Update: There has been some discussion on who made this , I believe this was made by the Watson company, please see the 4th pic I just posted. The top row is exactly what's on the piece. Reference http://www.9251000.com/americansilver_W2.html
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Thanks everyone for looking at this. I'm still not positive when it was made.