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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."
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.
Stamped on reverse top and bottom center pin as well as shield which was molded separately: ""STERLING/ [crown ""W"" lion]""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Watson Company (Maker)
Attleboro, MA, USA
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
1.5 x 0.25 (WxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.
Massachusetts (United States)