✅ SOLVED Sterling Silver Hallmark Date Range Needed

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Hello All,

This is the back of a Cloisonné pin which I dug. I’m writing to ask if anyone can assist with a date range on the piece.

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Looks to me like a 'Watson Company' (of Attleboro, Massachusetts) mark in a style used between 1920-1955. They produced a number of sterling pieces additionally marked 'Genuine Cloisonne', all in capital letters like that and I would guess it's probably from the 1920s-1930ish or thereabouts.
 
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Seeing the pattern on the other side may help with a timeline.
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Looks to me like a 'Watson Company' (of Attleboro, Massachusetts) mark in a style used between 1920-1955. They produced a number of sterling pieces additionally marked 'Genuine Cloisonne', all in capital letters like that and I would guess it's probably from the 1920s-1930ish or thereabouts.
1920s was my hunch, but didn’t know where to turn for supporting information. It’s a frustratingly challenging site to date items from, since there was a colonial period house there, civil war troops visiting, a late 1800s/early 1900s trash pit, and the 1930-50s quarters houses all in the same field
 
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1920s was my hunch, but didn’t know where to turn for supporting information. It’s a frustratingly challenging site to date items from, since there was a colonial period house there, civil war troops visiting, a late 1800s/early 1900s trash pit, and the 1930-50s quarters houses all in the same field

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I wouldn't change my opinion on dating, having now seen the item itself. Looks like it might have been a gentleman's tie pin rather than a ladies brooch.

For info, here's a better picture of a typical Watson mark (I took this from a fleabay listing for a ladies brooch where some fool said it was "Made in England"):

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Yes... I know the problem!

I wouldn't change my opinion on dating, having now seen the item itself. Looks like it might have been a gentleman's tie pin rather than a ladies brooch.

For info, here's a better picture of a typical Watson mark (I took this from a fleabay listing for a ladies brooch where some fool said it was "Made in England"):

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I agree completely with you on the ID, thanks for all your help! :)
 
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