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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a Mother of Pearl handled glove hook with silver collar & shank by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1905

Item reference: 3369
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all  STERLING silver glove buttonhook by Reed and Barton with rope & flower decoration. The Company was founded in 1824 and established at Taunton, Massachusetts USA. The name May is engraved on the rear of the handle

Item reference: 3372
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

A WWI  washer handled glove hook, it is unusual to find such a slim elegant item in this category of Trench Art

Item reference: 3364
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an all silver Art Nouveau by Frank M Whiting, established in 1878 in North Attelboro, Massachusetts USA. It IS marked STERLING plus design number 111

Item reference: 3355
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an agate handled glove hook with silver twist shank

Item reference: 3353
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18
Status: Sold

an all-steel figural novelty buttonhook in the form of a stork with a registration Nr 153242 dating it to 1890. It is made in Germany

Item reference: 8601
Dimensions: 4 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a figural silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin of a golf club & the largest of this family of  buttonhooks .It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910

Item reference: 8552
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £32 GB
Status: Sold

a vintage gilt brass & agate buttonhook formed as a Scottish thistle.

Item reference: 3340
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a folding glove hook with faux tortoiseshell scales

Item reference: 2993
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £9 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt metal chatelaine etui comprising knife blade, tooth pick, buttonhook & propelling pencil

Item reference: 3043
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: one slider button cap missing, propelling action of the pencil working well
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold