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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

A Chinese Export Silver 90 grade “shepherds crook” buttonhook by maker W.S with  planished (hammered) handle wrapped around with a fiery dragon

Item reference: 4013
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £60 GB
Status: Sold

an unusual and rare silver handled buttonhook with handle in the form of a Beatrix Potter character from one of her books. I have not previously seen this TOM KITTEN character nor do I know the maker whose hallmark is Chester with makers initials WHC  assayed in Chester in 1924. However, there is another Beatrix character buttonhook identified by the Buttonhook Society, PETER RABBIT also Chester and the same makers initials  It is In pristine condition

Item reference: 4012
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: perfect antique original
Price: £140 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver handled figural buttonhook in the form a Jester. The hallmark HC*WN was an alternative mark for Crisford & Norris and occasionally used when assayed in Chester. The assay mark is for Chester 1907

 

Item reference: 4004
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original and nice to see all the bells on his hat are intact!
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled figural buttonhook with gem stone eyes by Arthur James Smith established in 1907 at 31 Bartholomew Close, London EC. It is hallmarked for Chester 1907.

Of all the popular figural buttonhooks produced during the Edwardian decade of the 20th Century, the elephant is one of the most rare.

Item reference: 4009
Dimensions: 4 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £98 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled figural dog with ruby glass eyes in the form of a boxer dog by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 4002
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £48
Status: Sold

a silver handled figural buttonhook in the form of an owl with glass eyes by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907

Item reference: 4005
Dimensions: 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £58 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver handled heavy quality figural BOOT buttonhook with handle in the form of Peter Pan. The maker is Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902.

The Buttonhook Society Compendium of Crisford & Norris buttonhooks has never  recorded this larger version of Peter Pan which is undoubtedly rare.

Item reference: 4003
Dimensions: 11 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £95 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled figural buttonhook with “horse & rider” terminal  hallmarked for London 1886. It is not known the military significance of the  character but it appears on a number of buttonhooks in the late 1880’s There is an incomplete makers mark which is “rubbed”

Item reference: 4001
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £50 GB
Status: Sold

an agate handled miniature silver glove buttonhook by unknown Birmingham maker

Item reference: 3620
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a STERLING silver folding glove hook by the famous American company George W Shiebler, Decorated with embossed bugs, seahorse & fish. It is marked STERLING, PATENT 83, SHREVE.CRUMP & LOW plus the winged “S” makers mark.

Item reference: 3618
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £120 GB
Status: Sold