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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a mother-of-pearl handled glove hook with engraved decoration

Item reference: 8542
Dimensions: 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Italian micro mosaic glove hook inset with stone tesserae. These small novelty items were generally produced in Rome

Item reference: 8524
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: tesserae missing where the handle meets the shaft
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

A silver glove buttoner by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1894 + PATENT

Item reference: 8507
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

an American  Nevada “silver” buttonhook with insets of abalone shell. The simple scratch work decoration illustrates a bird on a branch & in flight. Many of this style of buttonhook were made in the state penitentiaries of the “wild west” of America from the turn of the century to the 1930’s. Prisons making these articles & including spurs were Washington State Prison Walla Walla, Arizona Territorial Prison & Utah State prison. The “silver” is low grade nickel and not silver but would have been a metal readily to hand

Item reference: 2864
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a heavy quality Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook with London steel shank in a version of the peacock feathers design. The maker’s mark is rubbed but the assay mark is for 1889 with Victoria’s head on the hallmark

Item reference: 3311
Dimensions: 13 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

a mixed metals scabbard chatelaine glove hook of Oriental origin. It is typical of items made by 19th century Japanese craftsmen using gold/silver/copper and brass in the Shakudo style.

Item reference: 3238
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook with chased handle featuring figures of an Asian deity

Item reference: 8591
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

an American sterling all-silver handled buttonhook by Dominick  & Haff of New York USA. The design is unusual but typical of the Arts & Crafts movement at the end of the 19th Century

Item reference: 8574
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

a STERLING silver handled buttonhook by unknown American maker

Item reference: 8557
Dimensions: 10 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver miniature glove hook , souvenir of Tasmania

Item reference: 8541
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold