Pin

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1910-1938

GUSN

GUSN-24212

Description

Large silver pin in the shape of a pointed oval with a white guilloche enamel surface. At the center is a coat of arms quartered with rampant lions and castles surmounted by a crown and surrounded by a stylized collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece. This appears to be the coat of arms of Castile y Aragon and the Spanish Netherlands, sometimes referred to as the "Lesser Royal Arms of the Spanish Monarch."

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
enameling
molding (forming)
silver (metal)
soldering
heraldry
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Silver
Molded
Soldered
Enameled
Heraldry
Brooch

Label

It is unclear why the Tucker family would own a brooch made by an Attleboro, Massachusetts company that depicts the Lesser Royal Arms of the Spanish Monarch. More confusing is why the Watson company would produce such a brooch.

Inscription

Stamped on reverse top and bottom center pin as well as shield which was molded separately: ""STERLING/ [crown ""W"" lion]""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Watson Company (Maker)

Location of Origin

Attleboro, MA, USA

Dimensions

1.5 x 0.25 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5096

Reference Notes

Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)