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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

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

a novelty folding glove buttonhook with bone scales, marked on the steel shank BONSA. There is a hidden catch which opens the handle to expose the steel buttonhook. The BONSA company made a number of different version of this novelty item e.g scissors etc.

Item reference: 3617
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall (closed)
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove buttonhook by William J Holmes established in 1898 at 173 Hockley Hill, Birmingham. It is inset with coloured stones in the form of a shamrock and assayed Birmingham 1905

Item reference: 3616
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £32 GB
Status: Sold

a pietra dura glove buttoner with inlaid stone handle. Origin is from east Germany

Item reference: 3615
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

a silver metal glove hook with cube handle & no identifying marks

Item reference: 3614
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled glove hook with brass shank, engraved decoration & amber glass stone terminal. There are no country of origin or makers marks

Item reference: 3613
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a  folding double buttonhook by the famous American Silverware Manufacturing Company Gorham, founded  1841 in Providence, Rhode Island USA. Beautifully embossed in silver plate with birds & flowers

Item reference: 3612
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall (closed)
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

an art deco style mix metals buttonhook with floral copper insets and ruby glass terminal. Country of origin unknown

Item reference: 3610
Dimensions: 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some pitting to the steel shaft
Price: £47 GB
Status: Sold