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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a gilt metal propelling chatelaine buttonhook with patent info inscribed PAT MCH. 16 86

Item reference: 8653
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: some wear to the gilt finish
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal propelling glove buttonhook inscribed PAT MCH 16 86

Item reference: 8662
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: surface "dings" commensurate with age
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal telescopic glove buttonhook with chatelaine ring and inscription PAT. SEP.21.8.75

 

Item reference: 8646
Dimensions: 2 and 3/8 inches closed, 3 and 3/4 inches open
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled glove buttonhook with steel shank by Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1908

Item reference: 8734
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: distorted end cap + "ding"
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

an Arts & Craft silver & shagreen  (sharkskin) handled buttonhook by unknown London maker. It is likely to have formed part of a sophisticated dressing set and shows traces of original gilding. The marks are difficult to read but the Lion Passant and Leopards head confirms a London assay for 1910.

 

Item reference: 3556
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: 48 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled boot buttonhook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1879 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1899 and has a nice pastoral scene of a mandolin player serenading a lady

Item reference: 3576
Dimensions: 11 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a unique hand wrought iron buttonhook trailing vine design, one of a pair – see item ref 3591

Item reference: 3592
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an antique silver handled  buttonhook of intermediate size by unknown maker. The embossing is impressive with flowers & cornucopia.

Item reference: 3595
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original with nice aged patination of the steel shank
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook of intermediate size with embossed cupid decoration by Frederick Charles Barclay, established at 77 Carver Street, Birmingham in 1881. It is hallmarked for Chester 1905

Item reference: 3599
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This one has blue enamel scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8749
Dimensions: 1 inch closed overall
Condition: oxidation of the steel shaft & minor loss of enamel
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold