Watson Sterling Cloisonne Enamel Lily of the Valley Pin BroochSKU: 8551
A delicately beautiful lily of the valley flower is forever preserved in cloisonne enamel on this lovely Art Nouveau brooch. According to the 1850s book "The Floral Offering", the Lily of the Valley represents Modesty. A splendid quote from the book regarding the flower "Its snowy hues and general delicacy of appearance excite the emotion of kindred nature to those we experience in the company of one whose heart is free from guile, and whose manners are gentle and unpretending"
Beginning in 1874 with a different name, the Watson company primarily made jewelry, like this piece, but soon added souvenir spoons to their line. Later the business was only producing sterling flatware and holloware.
Measurements: 2-1/2" by 1/4"
Hallmarks: genuine cloisonne, sterling, Watson hallmarks
Condition: Excellent condition