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South African Heavy Artillery World War I Gold & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11190
Period: George V
Year: 1917
Silversmith: E.A.P & Co
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 450.00
Weight: 3 grams
Dimensions: 3.5 cm
Condition: Gold perfect, no repairs, pin and clasp in full working order, some minor chips and loss to enamel

Description: A rare World War I 9 carat gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the South African Heavy Artillery, who served with distinction at Delville Wood. The badge consists of a springbok head above 2 crossed artillery guns, with "South African Heavy Artillery" below in gold letters with blue enamel (note slight loss to enamel between H AF and small chip before H in heavy). The brooch is cast, the quality is good, 2 different tones of gold have been used (yellow with red gold accents). The clasp connector and catch are also gold, but the pin is not. The hallmarks are clear, Birmingham 1917 with 9 and .375 marks for 9 carat gold, along with makers mark E.A.P&Co (not much is known about this firm, they worked in 1916 and 1917). The South African Heavy Artillery Brigade was part of the volunteer South African Overseas Expeditionary Force, who served during World War I between 1916 and 1918, in East Africa, Egypt, Palestine and the Western Front (Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele and Cambrai, notably Delville Wood).
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