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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a Christmas cracker folding mini glove hook with silver & black scales

Item reference: 3233
Dimensions: 1 inch overall
Condition: good original
Price: £12 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 Victorian Scottish pebble & silver glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. Scottish agates were popularised by Queen Victoria after Prince Albert found agate “pebbles” in the highland burns and had them made into jewellery for his Queen. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1894

Item reference: 2968
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a figural silver handled buttonhook of a Court Jester by Crisford & Norris,  established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. The hallmark is rubbed but similar examples are catalogued by The Buttonhook Society for Birmingham 1908/9

Item reference: 2965
Dimensions: 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £45 GB
Status: Sold

a figural silver handled buttonhook of a duck emerging from rushes by  Crisford & Norris,  established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907. There are 3 sizes of this buttonhook of which  this is the largest example

Item reference: 3006
Dimensions: 9 inches overall
Condition: very good definition of the silver handle indicating little wear
Price: £75 GB
Status: Sold

a miniature glove hook with pale lemon Citrine stone

Item reference: 3240
Dimensions: 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled glove hook inset with miscellaneous agate stones

Item reference: 3231
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold

A figural silver handled owl buttonhook with gemstone eyes by Crisford & Norris,  established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 2962
Dimensions: 7 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: minor wear otherwise good original
Price: £65 GB
Status: Sold

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898. These long handled boot hooks were sometimes described as “stout ladies hooks” because they helped to reduce bending down to fasten the buttons!

Item reference: 3333
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

an American “gold filled” retractable chatelaine glove hook with inserts of abalone shell & mother of pearl. It is marked PAT.DEC.5.71 dating it to 1871

Item reference: 2809
Dimensions: 2 and 1/8 inches closed
Condition: perfect mechanical action and overall condition
Price: £30 GB
Status: Sold