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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an ebony handled combination BOOT buttonhook & shoehorn of exceptional length with applied silver monogram . 

Item reference: 3373
Dimensions: 15 inches overall
Condition: the ebony shoehorn is cracked at the top
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a  robust fruit wood buttonhook dating from the early to mid 1800’s This style of buttonhook predates the late Victorian ladies fashion for silver items and would have been used by a man. Generally made from a fruit wood and  hand turned on a lathe. It is very tactile!

Item reference: 3386
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: shrinkage crack & minor chip otherwise good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove hook in the form of a Jester

Item reference: 3437
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28
Status: Sold

a figural celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3425
Dimensions: 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a figural celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3430
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a Chinese Export all-silver buttonhook with embossed trailing dragon decoration

Item reference: 3444
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver Chinese Export buttonhook with traditional entwined dragon embossing

Item reference: 3447
Dimensions: 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Chinese Export all-silver combination buttonhook & shoehorn by Cumshing who traded out of Hong Kong in the late 19th century. It features the traditional bamboo style shank and on the blade an engraved chrysanthemum design

Item reference: 3445
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £50 GB
Status: Sold

a beautifully crafted Art Nouveau silver handled buttonhook with London import assay mark “JB”. The maker is unidentified but the item was assayed in London in 1904

Item reference: 3443
Dimensions: 8 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £75 GB
Status: Sold

a very interesting white metal Japanese folding glove hook with figures in traditional dress. There is a male figure on one side and a female on the reverse. If you look carefully you will also see a bat and flying insects.

Item reference: 3438
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £36 GB
Status: Sold