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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

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

brass fireside of Mary Queen of Scots, a  divisive character who feuded with Elizabeth 1st for the English Crown & lost, eventually beheaded!. There is a registered design number on the reverse Rd 837819

Item reference: 3585
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a brass etui  with retracting glove hook & pencil

Item reference: 8640
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a  silver gilt glove buttonhook

Item reference: 8630
Dimensions: 3 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition: minor loss of gilding
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook with spiral twist handle and London steel shaft.

Item reference: 3448
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: assay & makers' marks erased through a lifetime of use & sundry "dings"
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a novelty American celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3587
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: small chip to the jockey's cap
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a ball agate handled buttonhook with steel shank

Item reference: 3503
Dimensions: ball 7/8th inches diameter, 4 inches overall length
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian  silver handled glove Art Deco buttonhook by Asprey & Co the famous London jeweler, founded in 1872 at 166/169 New Bond Street, London. It is hallmarked London 1913

Item reference: 8636
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled buttonhook of intermediate size by Edward Souter Barnsley, established at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham  in 1887. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1897

Item reference: 3598
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original with nice aged patination of the steel shank
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold