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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a WW1 washer handled BOOT buttonhook from the trenches. It is unusually long for a trench art so maybe used by a soldier who had restricted movement?

Item reference: 3329
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some wear to the black discs near the top of the handle
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a hand carved Whitby Jet glove buttonhook with brass shank

Item reference: 3223
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches
Condition: good original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Sold

a George V figural silver handled golf club by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is the largest of three versions of this buttonhook by A&L and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910

Item reference: 2954
Dimensions: just over 7 inches overall
Condition: unfortunately heavily bruised, reminiscent of an old hickory shafted club from the early 1900's!
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

A Chinese Export all- silver buttonhook with bamboo foliage effect handle and shank. There is no discernible makers mark

Item reference: 3048
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an agate handled button hook with Blue John oval handle. N.B Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire. During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale.

Item reference: 3016
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

another silver handled buttonhook in the form of Mr Punch by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1905

Item reference: 2988
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good original, bobbles on his had are intact, they are frequently missing!
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

an enamel & silver handled buttonhook by unknown maker hallmarked for Birmingham 1909

Item reference: 2960
Dimensions: 6 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a micro-mosaic glove buttonhook of Italian origin. Made with tessarae set into a gilt brass “pan” & originating from Rome

Item reference: 2874
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

A hand carved Whitby Jet glove hook with picture of the Abbey.

Item reference: 2789
Dimensions: 3 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a nickel plate on brass Stanhope (“peeper”) glove button hook with 6 views A Memory of CORBRIDGE: Vale of Tyne, Parish Church, Dilston Castle, Corbridge, Market Palce, The Bridge. It was made by the renowned producer of Stanhopes, McKee of Dublin but made in France for the British tourist market.

Item reference: 2649
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: some loss of plate but clear views in the "peeper"
Price: £78 GB
Status: Sold