Exotica on the Cuff: Antique Tiger Claw Cufflinks
Tigers are native only to the countries of the Asian continent. These independent beasts of valor are a living symbol of strength and power that inspire fear and respect. It is apt that the claws and teeth of the tiger have been revered and worn as amulets throughout the ages.
Crafted as a more modern-day talisman in the form of antique cufflinks, these exotic natural tiger’s claws have been encased in a jacket of 9 carat rose gold. The front of the jacket has an undulating perimeter which adds to the sensuality of the curved claw. Simple oval plaques of rose gold serve as the fittings connected to the main body with links of rose gold chain.
Condition: Very good; light to medium surface wear over entire gold surface, otherwise excellent.
Hallmarks: “9 CT” for 9k gold.
Measurements: Just shy of 1 inch (2.3 cm) by 7/8 of an inch (2.0 cm). The ovals are more than ¾ of an inch (1.9 cm) by 3/8 of an inch (1.0 cm). This pair of antique cufflinks has a weight of 6.0 grams.
Date: Circa 1900