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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a WW! Trench Art washer buttonhook

Item reference: 3335
Dimensions: 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good vintage original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an unusual buttonhook from unknown source. The embossed handle is  white metal, very weighty and is capped with a silver plated brass finial and matching ferule to the shank. The shank has remnants of silver plating over copper plating and a nice twist to the shank. No identify marks.

Item reference: 3208
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: as described above
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian all-silver glove hook with jade stone handle by George E Walton & Co, established in 1886 at 59/61 Hatton Garden, London EC

Item reference: 3232
Dimensions: 3 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

pigs in clover is the embossed picture of this buttonhook . Whatever, they certainly look happy! The material is steel with traces of brass plate

Item reference: 3183
Dimensions: 5 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an impressive brass handled fireside BOOT buttonhook depicting Leicester Clock Tower & Latin inscription SEMPER EADEM meaning “always the same”. This phrase was used by Queen Anne Boleyn and subsequently her daughter, Queen Elizabeth 1st.

Item reference: 3057
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook with no discernible marks.

Item reference: 3025
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £7 GB
Status: Sold

a silver glove hook with amethyst paste facetted handle by Charles Henry Jones & Co of Meredith St, Clerkenwell, London. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1914

Item reference: 2999
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: some minor scratches on the handle
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a figural silver handled buttonhook of a Court Jester by Crisford & Norris,  established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. The hallmark is rubbed but similar examples are catalogued by The Buttonhook Society for Birmingham 1908/9

Item reference: 2965
Dimensions: 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled figural buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. The figure is Mr Punch’s dog and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907

Item reference: 2932
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: minor rub through on nose
Price: £52 GB
Status: Sold

Nr 4 of 5 larger & heavier silver handled BOOT HOOKS. These were used by ladies to close buttons on Victoria/Edwardian stiff leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day!  This design, reminiscent of peacock feathers is by  the renowned silversmith William Comyns, established in 1859 at Beak Street, London & is hallmarked for London 1898

Item reference: 2817
Dimensions: 12 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold