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Sleeve buttons (2) in case

Object Number: 
1924.47a-c
Date: 
1870-1905
Medium: 
Gold, chalcedony; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (in case): 1 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
Underside of each button stamped: "18" Exterior of case cover stamped: "TIFFANY & Co. / UNION SQUARE"
Description: 
Pair of oval 18 karat gold and sard (calcedony) sleeve buttons in case; buttons decorated with medallion of man in relief with gold bezel and frame, studs on reverse; case is snakeskin with hatchmark design, arched lid is hinged to the box at the back, with metal clasp fastener at the center-front, case cover lined with burgandy satin, case interior burgandy velvet.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Annie L. Gebhard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group