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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an antique brass fireside buttonhook in the form of Madame Pompadour

Item reference: 3346
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian all-silver glovehook with simulated bamboo style  handle by George Edward Walton Ltd,  established in 1886 at 59/61 Hatton Garden, London EC and 52/54 Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898

Item reference: 3235
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

an American  Nevada “silver” glove hook with insets of abalone shell. The simple scratch work decoration is typical of this type of buttonhook. Many were made in the state penitentiaries of the “wild west” of America from the turn of the century to the 1930’s. Prisons making these articles & including spurs were Washington State Prison Walla Walla, Arizona Territorial Prison & Utah State prison. The “silver” is low grade nickel and not silver but would have been a metal readily to hand

Item reference: 2935
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

an unusual glove hook with plated mounts and tigers eye agate handle. Having never seen this version before I can only think it was bought in one of the fashionable ski resorts at the end of the 19th century!  The item is modelled as an ice pick

Item reference: 3005
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a STERLING silver glove buttonhook from unknown maker

Item reference: 3018
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

a nickel plate on brass Stanhope (“peeper”) glove button hook with 6 views A Memory of CORBRIDGE: Vale of Tyne, Parish Church, Dilston Castle, Corbridge, Market Palce, The Bridge. It was made by the renowned producer of Stanhopes, McKee of Dublin but made in France for the British tourist market.

Item reference: 2649
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition: some loss of plate but clear views in the "peeper"
Price: £78 GB
Status: Sold

a moss agate handle with all-silver bolster & shank by George E Walton & Co, established in 1886 at Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1897

Item reference: 2829
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

one of the most sought after figural animal buttonhooks, the Spaniel and not only one but a matching pair! This shoehorn and buttonhook have heavy silver handles and are by Crisford & Norris, established at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham in 1896. The steel shanks are both marked Steel. The shank on the buttonhook has a nice aged patina indicating much use over it’s 110 year life but the silver handle is in good condition. The marks are rubbed but the date letter is clear for 1901, the start of the  Edward VII reign.

Item reference: 2559
Dimensions: button hook 8 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £180 pair GB
Status: Sold

an antique gilt brass novelty buttonhook in the form of a monkey.

Item reference: 3347
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: some loss of gilt otherwise good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

a brass glovehook with agate ball in the form of a serpent

Item reference: 2746
Dimensions: 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold