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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a gilt metal and amethyst paste glove buttonhook

Item reference: 8725
Dimensions: 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver and agate glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham.  It is hallmarked Birmingham 1901

Item reference: 8712
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Tiger’s Eye agate handled glove buttonhook

Item reference: 8715
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

A goldstone handled glove buttonhook with gilt metal shank. Goldstone (aventurine glass) is not a form of agate but a type of glass, the original manufacturing process invented in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family and granted an exclusive license by the Doge. Urban legend says goldstone was an accidental discovery by unspecified Italian monks or the product of alchemy, but there is no pre-Miotti documentation to confirm this.

Item reference: 8714
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver and Cornelian agate glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham and assayed in Birmingham in 1899. It is accompanied with a mini all-silver novelty glove hook

Item reference: 8726
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £24 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham and assayed in Birmingham in 1911

Item reference: 8727
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: slight mis-alignment to the shank
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a mini gilt metal and Goldstone buttonhook of unknown origin

Item reference: 8720
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian all-silver glove buttonhook with pale green/amber agate handle by  G E Walton & Co ltd, established in 1886 at 59/61 Hatton Garden, London.  It was assayed in Birmingham in 1898

Item reference: 8730
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove buttonhook with agate handle by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1903

Item reference: 8716
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal glove loop buttoner unmarked

Item reference: 8675
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold