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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an agate handled buttonhook with gilt brass shank

Item reference: 4056
Dimensions: 5 inches
Condition: good antique original
Sale Price: £18 GB £9 with free UK shipping
Status: Sold

a much sort after figural buttonhook in the form of a parrot with glass eyes. These charming & rather naive heads are hand carved from a Corozo nut, a form of vegetable ivory. The husk of the nut can be carved to reveal the pale inner and leaving the dark brown husk as a contrast. Corozo is derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm which grows in the equatorial rainforests of central America

Item reference: 3622
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £110 GB
Status: Sold

a rare silver handled novelty figural glove buttonhook in the form of a Kookaburra by Wilson & Sharp, established in 1889 at 139 Princess Street, Edinburgh. It is assayed for Birmingham 1913.  The Edinburgh address is  a retail Jeweller &  item likely made as a special commission with matching  glove hook Kangaroo ( see item ref 3624)

Item reference: 3623
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £95 GB
Status: Sold

a rare silver handled novelty figural glove buttonhook in the form of a Kangaroo by Wilson & Sharp, established in 1889 at 139 Princess Street, Edinburgh. It is assayed for Birmingham 1913.  The Edinburgh address is  a retail Jeweller&  item likely made as a special commission with matching  glove hook Kookaburra ( see item ref 3623)

Item reference: 3624
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £95 GB
Status: Sold

a combination silver gilt glove hook/ scissors combination inset with simulated ruby & sapphire  gem stones. The assay marks confirm  silver quality 800 grade from a continental maker believed to be of French origin

Item reference: 3625
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: good antique original with loss of gilt on scissors. Mechanically sound with strong hinges
Price: £65 GB
Status: Sold

a brass fireside novelty brass buttonhook inscribed GUERNSEY MILK MAID

Item reference: 4062
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a white metal bird claw glove buttonhook with agate ball terminal

Item reference: 4008
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: minor loss of plating on shaft
Sale Price: £10 GB £5 with free UK shipping
Status: Sold

an all-steel glove button hook in the form of a stork. It is stamped Made in Germany with design registration number 153242 dating it to 1890

Item reference: 4061
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a gilt brass glove button hook with ruby glass ball simulating the crown at the coronation of King Edward & Alexandra in 1902

Item reference: 4058
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a double sided silver handled bear by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1909

Item reference: 4024
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: the nose of the bear is rubbed through on both sides
Sale Price: £38 GB £25 with free UK shipping
Status: Sold