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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an all-silver glove buttonhook by Crisford & Norris with Scottish thistle amethyst paste finial. The firm was established in 1896 at 118, Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1911

Item reference: 8723
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

an unusual  & rare white metal glove buttonhook with steel shaft, possibly of French origin. It displays the tools of the Masonic order.

Item reference: 8728
Dimensions: 2 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £36 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in  1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901

Item reference: 8744
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove buttonhook with thistle terminal. There are sundry unidentified marks on the shank plus one which could be a thistle, the assay mark for Edinburgh.

Item reference: 8741
Dimensions: 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver Victorian foldover glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin,  established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1899.

Item reference: 8739
Dimensions: 1 and 1/8 inches closed
Condition: couple of small "dings"
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled glove buttonhook with steel shank by William Vale & Sons, established in 1883 at 83 Unett Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 8743
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

an agate ball glove hook with gilt brass shank

Item reference: 8737
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

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

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

Item reference: 8750
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

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

This is the small size, has red enamel scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8753
Dimensions: 1 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £9 GB
Status: Sold

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

This is the small size, has white metal scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8751
Dimensions: 1 inches closed
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold