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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a silver and enamel commemorative glove hook depicting the shield from a province of Canada

Item reference: 8525
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

an interesting novelty silver glove buttoner with a rotating sphere. Above the sphere is a small animal in the form of a bear and some marks which could be a Chester hallmark. The jury is out!

Item reference: 8509
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

an Art Deco silver & guilloche enamel handled buttonhook by Adie Bros, established in 1906 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1936, the only assay year for Edward VIII before he abdicated.

Item reference: 2883
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a French folding penknife type glove hook in the form of a violin  with buttonhook & knife blades .The scales are celluloid & is a rare much sought after novelty

Item reference: 3313
Dimensions: 2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

an Irish Connemara shamrock glove hook

Item reference: 3239
Dimensions: 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled and agate combination  buttonhook & shoehorn by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham.  It is hallmarked Birmingham 1910. The agate insert is a beautiful “tigers eye”

Item reference: 8592
Dimensions: 10 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

a beautiful silver handled Art Nouveau buttonhook by William Neale & Sons, established in 1870 at 29 Warstone Lane Birmingham. It is embossed with the  reproduction of a bird amongst a reed bed. Is it a kingfisher, or maybe more like a bittern! Whichever, it is unusual and shows a Registered design Nr which along with the assay mark is rubbed. The BHS has records of this design assayed in Chester 1903

Item reference: 8576
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

an Ibex horn handled buttonhook with handle from a mountain goat

Item reference: 8558
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a mother-of-pearl handled glove hook with engraved decoration

Item reference: 8542
Dimensions: 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an Italian micro mosaic glove hook inset with stone tesserae. These small novelty items were generally produced in Rome

Item reference: 8524
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: tesserae missing where the handle meets the shaft
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold