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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

Whitby Jet hand carved glove buttonhook with carving of Whitby Abbey

Item reference: 2422
Dimensions: 3 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

A Victorian silver pistol grip handled boot buttonhook by William Hutton & Sons, established in 1880 at 27 High Street, Sheffield. It is hallmarked for Sheffield 1888. 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: 2921
Dimensions: 13 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

a WW1 washer handled BOOT buttonhook from the trenches. It is unusually long for a trench art so maybe used by a soldier who had restricted movement?

Item reference: 3329
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some wear to the black discs near the top of the handle
Price: £25 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