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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 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

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