Archive

A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a  silver handled buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 3565
Dimensions: 8 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

A WW1 Trench Art glove hook with multiple washers handle

Item reference: 3568
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1898

Item reference: 3566
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a rare silver & ivory handled Victorian BOOT buttonhook by Henry Titterton Brockwell, a London Jeweller established in 1886 at 23 Brooke Street,  London EC. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1891.

The extreme length of the boot hook is reputed to aid ladies when fixing the boot buttons without bending when the fashion for button boots was introduced

Item reference: 3574
Dimensions: 18 inches overall
Condition: antique ivory has a propensity to shrink over years of use, the handle being repaired using silver pins. It is however structurally strong. The steel shaft is silver plated in keeping with the quality of the item
Price: £120
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1911.

Item reference: 3571
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Art Nouveau silver & tortoiseshell handled button hook by Richard Comyns, established in 1909 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho, London. Richard Comyns was the son of William Comyns, the renowned Victorian silversmith.It is hallmarked London 1909

Item reference: 3580
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled buttonhook with “C” scroll embossed decoration. Although there are no identifying assay marks, it is typical of early button hook design

Item reference: 3572
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £7 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver pistol-grip handled buttonhook by William Hutton & Sons, established in 1880 at 27 High Street, Sheffield. This manufacturer only had items assayed in either Sheffield or London and although the assay mark is rubbed, it appears to have the date letter “V” for 1888.

Item reference: 3578
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a brass fireside boot buttonhook inscribed St Nicholas,  a church in Durham, North East England, 

Item reference: 3584
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a brass fireside depicting  the bust of Edward V111. the monarch never became king as he abdicated before the investiture in 1937 becoming the Duke of Windsor. He spent most of his subsequent life in France with Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee and was never accepted by the Royal Family

Item reference: 3588
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold