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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a folding glove hook with faux tortoiseshell scales

Item reference: 2993
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £9 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal chatelaine etui comprising knife blade, tooth pick, buttonhook & propelling pencil

Item reference: 3043
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: one slider button cap missing, propelling action of the pencil working well
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an Archibald Knox  silver & enamelled  button hook, fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1903 by Liberty & Co, established in 1875 at 156 Regent Street, London. The planished silver handle is in good condition  and the enamel is good with very minor losses (please see detailed photos).

Item reference: 3325
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £120
Status: Sold

a steel wire glove buttoner with silver handle in the form of a jockey’s whip

Item reference: 8605
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a novelty Mother of Pearl glovehook with the handle carved as an Indian Chief

Item reference: 8604
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a plated wire glove buttoner with chain & sad moon fob

Item reference: 8602
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall length
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an enamel & STERLING silver souvenir glove hook, probably by P W Ellis  & Co of Toronto, Ontario, Canada who made many of these small souvenir items

Item reference: 8600
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £32 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver 3 pce glove and buttonhook combination set by Whiting Manufacturing Co of New York USA

Item reference: 8607
Dimensions: largest buttonhook is 6 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver handled double sided figural buttonhook in the form of an owl with ruby eyes by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906. This the largest in the suite of owls produced by the maker

Item reference: 8571
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: minor bruise on the silver collar
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

a carved ivory figural buttonhook in the form of a parrot. This is one of a series of realistic animal/bird figures

Item reference: 8554
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £125 GB
Status: Sold