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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a classic Art Deco buttonhook featuring a nude lady in classic 1930’s pose! It is made in chromium plated cast metal & became popular as a new finish, particularly for art deco furnishing accessories when developed in the early 1920’s.

Item reference: 3042
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £26 GB
Status: Sold

an engraved silver handled Edwardian buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established at Regent St Birmingham in 1879. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910.

Item reference: 2766
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian steel figural novelty buttonhook in the form of a stork. It was made in Germany and imported into England with a British registration design number 158242 dating it to 1890/91

Item reference: 2980
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a figural  PIERROT silver handled buttonhook by J&R Griffin, established in 1903 at 28 Hilton Street, Birmingham. Pierrot is a character from French pantomime, with a frilly collaret & conical hat. It is extremely rare as a figural silver buttonhook

Item reference: 2957
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £100 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian/Edwardian silver handled figural buttonhook in the form of a leaping leopard. The maker’s mark is ALLd for Adie & Lovekin who made a series of figural designs, many featuring animals. There are two leopards in the series plus matching shoehorn and this is the larger of the two. The date letter is rubbed but known to have been produced between 1895-1904

Item reference: 2869
Dimensions: 9 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £65 GB
Status: Sold

a Whitby Jet glove buttonhook, hand carved with inscription WHITBY and the cross symbolising the Abbey. Jet is a geological material and is considered to be a minor gemstone. It is not considered a true mineral, but rather a mineraloid as it has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. The English noun “jet” derives from the French word for the same material jaiet

Item reference: 2775
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: minor scratch on reverse, otherwise good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver gilt and enamel glovehook by David Andersen, the famous Norwegian silversmith. It has the makers mark for 1888-1925 and also 925 denoting Sterling quality

Item reference: 2616
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

figural silver buttonhook in the form of a sitting cat. It is one of the less common figurals from the series by Crisford & Norris,  established at Vyse St Birmingham in 1896. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1909

Item reference: 2425
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: rubbed through on two flutes just above the bolster, otherwise good original with ears & nose intact!
Price: £118 GB
Status: Sold

a large antique brass fireside buttonhook with commemorative handle Irish Harp.

Item reference: 3343
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £24 GB
Status: Sold

A silver & tortoiseshell handled button hook in the Art Deco style. It is hallmarked in Chester but the date letter is also rubbed

Item reference: 3330
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: some minor surface bruising
Price: £20 GB
Status: Sold