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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a brass fireside buttonhook with image of “fiddle player”

Item reference: 3429
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a WW1 washer handled Trench Art buttonhook with discs of brass, aluminium & Tufnol

Item reference: 3433
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian matching pair of buttonhook & shoehorn by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. They are hallmarked for Birmingham 1896 and would have been made to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. ​

Queen Victoria (who reigned from 1837–1901) celebrated 60 years on the throne in 1897. Celebrations to honour the grand occasion — the first Diamond Jubilee — showcased the Queen’s role as “mother” of the British Empire and its Dominions, including Canada

Item reference: 3426
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: oxidization of the steel shaft otherwise good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

a banded agate handled button hook with octagonal facets

Item reference: 3432
Dimensions: 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an agate buttonhook with lozenge shaped handle

Item reference: 3428
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver handled double sided figural buttonhook in the form of a dog with glass eyes by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906. This the largest in the suite of dogs produced by the maker

Item reference: 8575
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £50 GB
Status: Sold

A silver handled Art Nouveau button hook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 18/20Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham, the handle embossed with a lady with flowing locks. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901

Item reference: 8545
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an amber ball agate buttonhook with twisted brass shank

Item reference: 3402
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled pair of buttonhook & shoehorn by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. The assay marks are rubbed but Buttonhook Society records the design as being produced between 1893 & 1901

Item reference: 3414
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled Art Nouveau buttonhook  inlaid with tortoiseshell by Corke & Apthorp, established in 1920 at 27 Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC. It is hallmarked London 1922

Item reference: 3424
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £27 GB
Status: Sold