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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

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

a Victorian cast silver eagles claw holding a silver ball by Charles Boyton, established at Upper Charles Street, London in 1809. Boyton is known for producing some of the earliest silver boot buttonhooks, almost all with figural handles of birds & animals. They are quality items and much sought after. This eagles claw is hallmarked with Victoria’s head for London 1889 and has initials engraved on the silver ball WST, probably from the original owner.

Item reference: 2444
Dimensions: 12 and 3/4 inches overall length. Ball & claw 1 and 1/2 X 1 and 1/4 inches, handle 3 inches long
Condition: silver handle good original with loss of plate on the steel shaft
Price: £195 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian  silver handled buttonhook with Citrine stone finial by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham but the date letter is rubbed.

Item reference: 3345
Dimensions: 9 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: handle is worn with surface marks
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an Edwardian silver & tortoiseshell handled buttonhook by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, established in 1880 at 112 Regent Street, London and hallmarked for Birmingham 1929. The company was one of the most prestigious of the London retailers at this time

Item reference: 3327
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £36 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled golf club buttonhook with agate inserts to the club face by Adie & Lovekin. It is hallmarked A&LL Chester 1897. All previous known golf clubs by Adie & Lovekin are from 1907 to 1913 and assayed in Birmingham but none with agate inserts so this is a rare item indeed

Item reference: 3220
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: slight distortion to the agate inlay
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a pair of silver-gilt glove stretchers by Gorham Mfg Co of Providence, Rhode Island USA. The whole of the stretchers including the blades are solid silver and the handles have been gilded. Marks on the inside of the handle are for Gorham, STERLING patent 1885

Item reference: 2614
Dimensions: smaller than usual at 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some minor loss of the gilding, otherwise good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold