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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

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

a  silver & tortoiseshell handled buttonhook with inlaid silver cartouche by Richard Comyns, established in 1924 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho, London. It is hallmarked London 1926

Item reference: 3422
Dimensions: 8 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

an agate  buttonhook with octagonal handle and brass shank

Item reference: 3419
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: slight distortion of the hook end, otherwise good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a WWI trench art washer buttonhook with discs of brass, copper aluminium and Tufnol. The steel shank is formed from scrap flying wire of WWI  bi-planes

Item reference: 3418
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a lozenge shape agate handled buttonhook

Item reference: 3416
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a moulded faux ivory celluloid buttoner in in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3412
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: small chip to the jockey's cap
Price: £22
Status: Sold