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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

these silver glove buttoners with FOB are usually American but as there are no marks cannot be sure. The FOB displays a lovely fine spider!

Item reference: 8510
Dimensions: 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 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 & Herculanaeum. In addition to the Shiebler “WINGS” the buttonhook  is also marked 4220 STERLING and the Greek word XAPIZ (the letter Z is reversed)

Item reference: 2885
Dimensions: 6 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £95 GB
Status: Sold

a tortoiseshell handled BOOT buttonhook with inlaid silver decoration

Item reference: 3292
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: shrinkage crack to the handle
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

one of two ( see ref 3248) most unusual buttonhooks of American origin. Silver plated, probably on brass, with fish, bird, hare symbols plus glass paste “jewels”

Item reference: 3249
Dimensions: 7 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: some loss of plate
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled figural buttonhook of a duck with amber eyes emerging from the reeds. It is by H Williamson Ltd, established in 1892 at 11 Spencer Street, Birmingham. The assay mark is for Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 8594
Dimensions: the largest of the duck series at 9 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver folding glove hook by  the Chester silversmith William Manton  of 103 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1896. Made from a robust gauge of silver it is an unusual shape for this family of foldover hooks

Item reference: 8527
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: minor distortion to the hook. mechanically the hinge is strong, opens & closes with a satisfying "snap"
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

an American sterling 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: 8560
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

an enamel & silver-gilt glovehook by the famous Norwegian firm of David Andersen

Item reference: 8543
Dimensions: 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver and enamel commemorative glove hook depicting the shield from a province of Canada

Item reference: 8525
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an interesting novelty silver glove buttoner with a rotating sphere. Above the sphere is a small animal in the form of a bear and some marks which could be a Chester hallmark. The jury is out!

Item reference: 8509
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold