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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an all-silver Chinese Export buttonhook by Wang Hing, active in  Hong Kong during the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The decoration is prunus flowers over a stippled background.

Item reference: 3385
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a very unusual old conversion from a silver table spoon to a combination shoe horn button hook from the late Georgian/early Victorian period. I have seen examples previously but they are rare. Unfortunately it is not possible to be precise with the assay marks because they are distorted during the conversion process.

Item reference: 3383
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a brass handled button hook with image of Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) of Scottish poetry fame. Known as the Bard of Ayrshire and National Poet of Scotland.

Item reference: 3390
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an agate & silver glove hook with brass shank in the form of a ladies boot.

Item reference: 3354
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a WWI miniature Trench Art washer handled glove hook

Item reference: 3360
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt brass chatelaine glove hook with simulated amber handle

Item reference: 3359
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

a rare silver and enamel handled buttonhook by unknown German maker. It has no identifying marks except 800 denoting quality of silver content.

Item reference: 3371
Dimensions: 9 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver glove hook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. The handle is an organic material and confirmed to be stained Mother of Pearl giving an attractive effect as opposed to the usual MoP colour. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1909

Item reference: 3366
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

A ball agate glove hook with “tigers eye” handle

Item reference: 3361
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15
Status: Sold

a faceted banded agate glove buttonhook with brass shank

Item reference: 3358
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold