Tiger tooth necklace

Contributed by Kate

Tiger tooth necklace

The Tiger tooth necklace was given to my grandmother when she was 19 years old.
It was a present from a male member of the Stanford family who owned Preston Manor in Brighton. The Stanford family also owned a large villa on the island of Madeira.
My grandmother would often accompany the family to Madeira and stay at their villa.
I understand that the necklace was manufactured in Madeira, but the Tiger tooth was imported from Africa. I believe that the necklace was manufactured in the late 1800s, but I'm not one hundred percent certain of this. In addition to the Tigers tooth the necklace also has four small beads along the length of its chain. I understand that the necklace originally belonged to an upper-class lady who was born on Madeira. More photographs on www.madeiraselfcateringaccommodation.co.uk/antiques

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