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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a Victorian silver handled buttonhook of intermediate size by Edward Souter Barnsley, established at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham  in 1887. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1897

Item reference: 3598
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original with nice aged patination of the steel shank
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Italian micro mosaic glove buttonhook by unrecorded maker  J.E&Co

Item reference: 3600
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original, tiny blemish on shank but no missing tesserae
Price: £50 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook of intermediate size by an American maker, probably Webster Company. The embossed design shows a ladies face with long tresses.

Item reference: 3597
Dimensions: 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver handled buttonhook by Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 3573
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

A floral embossed silver handled buttonhook with silver plated shaft with no identifying makers or assay marks.

Item reference: 3582
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a sliver handled buttonhook with embossed floral design, marked with the 800 silver standard. The steel shank is stamped SHEFFIELD MADE but the silver handle is most likely German

Item reference: 3593
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a heavy silver handled buttonhook with an embossed leaf & flower design. The shaft is marked STEEL.ENGLISH MADE otherwise no distinguishing marks on the silver handle

Item reference: 3583
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt brass with agate ball buttonhook in the form of a winged serpent. This is one of a range of novelty buttonhooks many with an agate ball of varying colours

Item reference: 3601
Dimensions: 4 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition: some minor discoloration to the brass, otherwise good antique original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

A silver penknife combination with engraved MoP scales.  The silver blade and back are also ornately engraved & worked. The maker is George Guirren Rhoden who worked in Sheffield and  is hallmarked for Sheffield 1900

Item reference: 3603
Dimensions: 11 cms open, 6 cms closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £52
Status: Sold

a bronze antique Shakudo Japanese buttonhook inlaid with copper & silver . There is an inscription on both front & back of the handle in Japanese script

Item reference: 3602
Dimensions: 19 cms overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £78 GB
Status: Sold