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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a micro-mosaic glove buttonhook with brass shank and chatelaine ring, made in Rome.

Item reference: 2441
Dimensions: 2 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: possibly 1 minute "chip" missing, not sure! Some oxidisation to the brass
Price: £48 GB
Status: Sold

a novelty American celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3344
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled golf club buttonhook with agate inserts to the club face by Adie & Lovekin. It is hallmarked A&LL Chester 1897. All previous known golf clubs by Adie & Lovekin are from 1907 to 1913 and assayed in Birmingham but none with agate inserts so this is a rare item indeed

Item reference: 3220
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: slight distortion to the agate inlay
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a pair of silver-gilt glove stretchers by Gorham Mfg Co of Providence, Rhode Island USA. The whole of the stretchers including the blades are solid silver and the handles have been gilded. Marks on the inside of the handle are for Gorham, STERLING patent 1885

Item reference: 2614
Dimensions: smaller than usual at 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some minor loss of the gilding, otherwise good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a WW1 Trench Art washer buttonhook

Item reference: 3328
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good Vintage original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

a WW1 Trench Art washer buttonhook in all-brass construction with discs of brass, plastic & aluminium

Item reference: 3326
Dimensions: 6 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

A silver & tortoiseshell handled button hook in the Art Deco style. It is hallmarked in Chester but the date letter is also rubbed

Item reference: 3330
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: some minor surface bruising
Price: £20 GB
Status: Sold