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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an amber ball agate buttonhook with twisted brass shank

Item reference: 3402
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled pair of buttonhook & shoehorn by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. The assay marks are rubbed but Buttonhook Society records the design as being produced between 1893 & 1901

Item reference: 3414
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled Art Nouveau buttonhook  inlaid with tortoiseshell by Corke & Apthorp, established in 1920 at 27 Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC. It is hallmarked London 1922

Item reference: 3424
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £27 GB
Status: Sold

a  silver & tortoiseshell handled buttonhook with inlaid silver cartouche by Richard Comyns, established in 1924 at 54 Marshall Street, Soho, London. It is hallmarked London 1926

Item reference: 3422
Dimensions: 8 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

an agate  buttonhook with octagonal handle and brass shank

Item reference: 3419
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: slight distortion of the hook end, otherwise good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a WWI trench art washer buttonhook with discs of brass, copper aluminium and Tufnol. The steel shank is formed from scrap flying wire of WWI  bi-planes

Item reference: 3418
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a lozenge shape agate handled buttonhook

Item reference: 3416
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a moulded faux ivory celluloid buttoner in in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3412
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: small chip to the jockey's cap
Price: £22
Status: Sold

a novelty bronze handled buttonhook with steel shank & French frilly garter

Item reference: 3397
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a silver and guilloche enamel BOOT buttonhook by the famous Crown jeweller Asprey & Co Ltd, established in 1872 at 166/199 Bond Street, London It is hallmarked London 1913. The peach enamel  with gold colour surround is most unusual

Item reference: 3400
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold