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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an Archibald Knox  silver & enamelled  button hook, fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1903 by Liberty & Co, established in 1875 at 156 Regent Street, London. The planished silver handle is in good condition  and the enamel is good with very minor losses (please see detailed photos).

Item reference: 3325
Dimensions: 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £120
Status: Sold

a steel wire glove buttoner with silver handle in the form of a jockey’s whip

Item reference: 8605
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a novelty Mother of Pearl glovehook with the handle carved as an Indian Chief

Item reference: 8604
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a plated wire glove buttoner with chain & sad moon fob

Item reference: 8602
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall length
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an enamel & STERLING silver souvenir glove hook, probably by P W Ellis  & Co of Toronto, Ontario, Canada who made many of these small souvenir items

Item reference: 8600
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £32 GB
Status: Sold

a heavy quality solid silver folding shoehorn buttonhook by unidentified maker  MB.  hallmarked Birmingham 1901. The retailer’s name is also on the shoehorn J C VICKERY 179/181 REGENT STREET W

Item reference: 8599
Dimensions: 4 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

an engraved silver handled buttonhook inset with Connemara marble agate by J Cook & Sons, established in 1888 at Livery Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1907

Item reference: 8583
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of six Victorian BOOT BUTTONHOOKS, this one with rubbed makers’ mark W. and hallmarked Chester 1895

Item reference: 8565
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled  Art Nouveau buttonhook with turquoise cabochon stone by Liberty & Co, established in 1875 at 156 Regent Street, London. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1914 & is the largest of the family of Liberty turquoise cabochon buttonhooks .

Item reference: 8551
Dimensions: 9 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £105 GB
Status: Sold

an enamel & silver glovehook by the famous Norwegian firm of David Andersen complete with gift box from the Bergen retailer M Hammer

Item reference: 8532
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold