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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an Edwardian silver handled boot buttonhook by William Neale & Sons, established in 1870 at 29 Warstone Lane, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1902. The steel shaft also retains it’s original silver plated finish. One of two larger & heavier silver handled BOOT HOOKS. These were used by ladies to close buttons on Victorian/Edwardian stiff leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day!

Item reference: 2922
Dimensions: 14 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £40 GB
Status: Sold

a  brass glovehook fighting sword with agate handle

Item reference: 2747
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a STERLING handled figural buttonhook with Art Nouveau stylised lady. No makers marks but similar to many similar figural ladies by Unger Bros of Newark, New Jersey USA

Item reference: 3064
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a figural silver handled buttonhook by Thomas Henry Vale, established in 1899 at Frederick Street, Birmingham. It has a Registered Nr and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1913 Only one other example of this African head buttonhook has been recorded by the Buttonhook Society

Item reference: 2961
Dimensions: 6 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £120 GB
Status: Sold

a 15ct (tested) gold handled glove hook, probably French

Item reference: 2873
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £55 GB
Status: Sold

an American novelty celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey with scarlet racing colours

Item reference: 3332
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook –  possibly French with embossed mistletoe decoration

Item reference: 3190
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

vintage brass owl glovehook with glass eyes & agate top hat. I have not seen this one for sale on the Internet since 2003 so it is very rare.

Item reference: 2344
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original but with evidence of "straightening" of the shank as can be seen in the pictures
Price: £65 GB
Status: Sold

Nr 1 of 5 larger & heavier silver handled BOOT HOOKS. These were used by ladies to close buttons on Victoria/Edwardian stiff leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day! This classic Art Nouveau boot hook is hallmarked London 1906 by Charles Dumenil, of 166 Broad Street, London established in 1879

Item reference: 2814
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold

a brass retracting STANHOPE glove hook with 6 views of Newcastle on Tyne. Railway Station, The High Level, Grainger Street, Grey Street and St Nicholas Church

Item reference: 2997
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: good original
Price: £60 GB
Status: Sold