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Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11167
Period: George VI
Year: 1947-1951
Silversmith: Joe Calafato - Candida
Place: Johannesburg
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 11 grams
Dimensions: 4 cm * 3.7 cm
Condition: Excellent, pin in full working order.

Description: A sterling silver brooch of a Protea, a popular South African flowering plant found in fynbos areas, sometimes called sugarbush. The brooch is good quality, and is clearly hallmarked "CANDIDA" and "STER SILV". Candida is a brand name used by South African jeweller and silversmith Joe Calafato between 1947 and 1972, but with the addition of the ster silv mark we can date this piece to between 1947 and 1951. Calafato has been described as the "South African King of Silver" (source ASCAS website), he worked until 1984. He was born in Mozambique of Sicilian parents in 1912, and worked from Pretoria, South Africa. He is known for his African themes.
Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato
Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato

Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato
Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch

Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato
Candida ster silv silver hallmarks

Candida Sterling Silver Protea Brooch - Joe Calafato
Joe Calafato silver brooch - scale

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