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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

Could  this little sterling glove hook be styled as Egyptian, it certainly has that look. Unfortunately no marks that can solve the mystery

Item reference: 8516
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a gold filled propelling chatelaine glove hook, marked PAT SEPT 21.75

Item reference: 10249
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled BOOT button hook with trailing foliage and poppy flower by Henry Matthews, established in 1893 at Vittoria Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1904

Item reference: 3280
Dimensions: 10 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

one of two ( see ref 3248) most unusual buttonhooks of American origin. Silver plated, probably on brass, with fish, bird, hare symbols plus glass paste “jewels”

Item reference: 3249
Dimensions: 7 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: some loss of plate
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a silver penknife with plated chain & fob, probably French

Item reference: 8597
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall length
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, embossed with a bird and birds nest

Item reference: 8582
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: minor "dings"
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of six Victorian BOOT BUTTONHOOKS, this  one almost certainly by William Comyns, established in 1869 at Regent Street, London. What makes it unique is the “Green Man” face on one side is male and on the reverse is female. The green man found in many cultures is primarily a symbol representing the cycle of re-birth in the Spring. It is hallmarked London 1888 and displays Victoria’s head on the assay mark

Item reference: 8564
Dimensions: 11 inches overall
Condition: patch of oxidised steel on the shank, otherwise good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled Art Nouveau buttonhook by unknown maker, hallmarked for London 1904 plus  the letter “F” denoting an imported item. The makers’ mark is  JF

Item reference: 8550
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

a folding penknife type glove buttonhook with silver scales in the form of a fish by John Nowill & Sons, established in 1870 at 135 Scotland Street, Sheffield. It is hallmarked for Sheffield 1904 plus registration mark Rd342746 for 1885

Item reference: 8531
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: knife blade is missing
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

this all-silver American glove hook is by an unknown maker, possibly Howard Sterling Co  of Providence , Rhode Island

Item reference: 8515
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold