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Three Distinct Hallmarks that can help to identify the age of a piece.
The earliest of his Hallmarks was from about 1970-72, was simply him scratching his name into the back of a piece. The Hand Signed versions are some of the most rare and desirable. Often the designs of these pieces tend to be simple, often incorporating his most unusual glass stones. (such as the "water color paint" glass stones and raised ones) There are some later Hand Signed examples of his work, perhaps they were custom pieces made by Rafael himself instead of his Team.
|1970-72 Hand Signed Hallmark|
From about 1972-74 Rafael used the hallmark "Hand Crafted by Rafael Canada". During this period Rafael had become more confident in his work and abilities. Many pieces from this time are often more experimental, from unusual stones to unique shapes. During this period he designed many of his popular and top selling designs. This hallmark later became obsolete because it was too "wordy" and did not fit well on some of his pieces.
|1972-74 long script - Hand Crafted by Rafael Canada|
1974-78 Rafael used the "Rafael Canada" script hallmark. This hallmark was much shorter than the previous one, also the use of script font made his brand look fancier and higher-end. During this period Rafael had a fairly large catalog of work, branching into Sterling Silver, Gold, Brass, Gold Plate, and Silver Plate. He had also started branching into Housewares such as Planters, Ceiling Pendants, Mirrors, Sculptures, Clocks, etc.
|1974-78 Script Rafael Canada Hallmark|