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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a brass handled buttonhook with handle in the form of three wise monkeys embodying the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

Item reference: 3473
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an extremely long Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143, Newhall Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1897

Item reference: 3469
Dimensions: 14 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

A Nevada silver buttonhook with bands of Abalone inlay. This style of North American metal work, although not of Sterling standard, is distinctive with a marriage of steel & overlays of silver & abalone shell in a naive hand worked decoration. The style is common to both buttonhooks & spurs from the American West.  Nevada could be a reference to one of the prison workshops in which they were made viz: Nevada State Prison in Carson City where arts & crafts programmes featured as in other Western state prisons. Alternatively, it is also a connection to Nevada Silver which gave this style of buttonhook it’s name, the original silver ore was surface mined and had a dull grey colour.

Item reference: 3462
Dimensions: 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £34 GB
Status: Sold

a mahogany & brass gentleman’s buttonhook

Item reference: 3460
Dimensions: 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £14 GB
Status: Sold

a fruit wood and steel gents buttonhook with brass collar

Item reference: 3461
Dimensions: 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £14 GB
Status: Sold

a miniature gold glove hook with silver inlay. There are no markings but possibly French origin

 

Item reference: 3459
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an ebony handled buttonhook with chased silver collars by H F Daltrey & Co, established in 1885 at 88 Fore Street, London EC. It is hallmarked London 1914

Item reference: 3472
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a large Victorian BOOT buttonhook by John Woodman (possibly), established in 1889 at 33 Smith Street, Northampton Square London EC . It is hallmarked London 1889

Item reference: 3488
Dimensions: 15 inches overall
Condition: small bruise & loss of silver on the handle
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a rosewood handled buttoner with brass collar

Item reference: 3485
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: small loss of plating on the collar, otherwise good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Art Deco silver & guilloche enamel glove buttonhook by Adie Bros, established in 1906 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1934

Item reference: 3479
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £24 GB
Status: Sold