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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an all-silver and Connemara agate glove buttonhook by J Cook & Sons, established at Livery Street, Birmingham in 1888. The design is in the form of an Irish harp & is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902

Item reference: 2517
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Sold

although the handle of this buttonhook looks to be a natural type of agate, it is a synthetic type of glittering glass known as AVENTURINE & was invented by the MIOTTI  family in Venice in the mid 1800’s

Item reference: 2849
Dimensions: 4 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £25 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 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