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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

A WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed from scrap munitions materials. Reputably made by soldiers in the trenches, they would also have been made in  military workshops away from the front line. This buttonhook with a flattened blade profile shaft is made from the flying wire of  a WW1 bi-plane

Item reference: 4053
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good vintage condition
Sale Price: £15 GB £7 plus free shipping
Status: Sold

A WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed from scrap munitions materials. Reputably made by soldiers in the trenches, they would also have been made in  military workshops away from the front line.

Item reference: 4049
Dimensions: 5 & 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good vintage condition
Sale Price: £15 GB £7 plus free shipping
Status: Sold

a steel shafted buttonhook with green agate ball terminal

Item reference: 4060
Dimensions: 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

An all-silver Sterling one piece combination buttonhook & shoehorn by Crisford & Norris, established in 1869 at Bartletts Building, Holborn, London EC. It is hallmarked for London 1903.

 

Item reference: 4010
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Sale Price: £40 30
Status: Sold

an Arts & Crafts pair of buttonhook & shoehorn with spot hammered handles by  an unknown London maker. The maker’s mark is rubbed but they are hallmarked London 1918

Item reference: 3535
Dimensions: buttonhook 10 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled boot buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall St, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1896. The design shows a serpents tail wrapped around the handle with a perching owl above.

Item reference: 4067
Dimensions: 11 inches overall
Condition: an old repair to the handle resulting in some loss of definition
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

A WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed from scrap munitions materials. Reputably made by soldiers in the trenches, they would also have been made in  military workshops away from the front line.

Item reference: 4048
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good vintage condition
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an  impressive Victorian heavy quality silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Charles Boyton, established in 1809 at Upper Charles Street, Northampton Square, London. It is hallmarked London 1888.

Charles Boyton made the series of large figural boot buttonhooks featuring a swan, spaniel, eagle etc.

Item reference: 3621
Dimensions: 14 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled BOOT buttonhook by unknown maker with heavily weighted cast  STERLING silver handle. There is a rubbed assay mark but only the date letter M is readable.The design is of a charming little figure of a  putti plus dragon fly among aquatic fronds of vegetation.

Item reference: 4068
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: very good antique original with cast silver handle
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an octagonal agate handled button hook with gilt brass shank

Item reference: 4055
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Sale Price: £18 GB £9 with free UK shipping
Status: Sold