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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a 9ct gold loop buttoner with gilt chain & mini padlock fob

Item reference: 8694
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches excluding chain & fob
Condition: broken chain otherwise good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver gilt  Victorian buttonhook with mis-stamped makers mark, hallmarked Chester 1896. There are very few Chester makers using the mark ?&C  but Cohen & Charles who made buttonhooks registered a mark C&C in 1895 in the same style, it is likely to be this company. The silver gilt finish is mostly rubbed on the handle bu intact on the steel shank.

Item reference: 8706
Dimensions: 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: loss of gilding but otherwise good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a WW1 trench art cartridge buttonhook with stylish art nouveau floral decoration

Item reference: 8707
Dimensions: 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £24 GB
Status: Sold

this figural silver handled panther buttonhook has the remnants of a Birmingham hallmark for 1901. The makers mark is rubbed but is known to be by Adie & Lovekin. Nice ruby eyes to finish it off!

Item reference: 8513
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an Art Nouveau silver handled buttonhook by William Davenport, established in 1895 at 36 Spencer Street, Birmingham. If you look closely you will see a bird among the corn!

Item reference: 3542
Dimensions: 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal glove buttonhook

Item reference: 8679
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: slight wear to the gilding
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver buttonhook from the famous American ‘SHIEBLER’ – a factory for sheer range and beauty of design it excelled in everything it produced .George W Shiebler was acknowledged for his skill and cleverness of the designs and became noted for their medallion work, inspired by the excavations at Pompeii & Herculaneum.

this folding glove buttonhook does feature the Greco/Roman heads and is marked PATENT 83CC STERLING plus the winged “S”

Item reference: 8759
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £75 GB
Status: Sold

a bronze coloured folding buttonhook/shoehorn inscribed Milady’s Shoehorn and advertising the NEWHOUSE HOTEL, Salt Lake City. Also J.L.S Mfg Co Newark N.J and  finally PATENT PENDING

Item reference: 8652
Dimensions: 5 inches open, 2 and 3/4 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an elegant  glove hook with gilt metal handle and chatelaine ring 

Item reference: 8644
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £24 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal glove buttonhook, unmarked

Item reference: 8648
Dimensions: 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold