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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

an all-silver Victorian foldover glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin,  established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1899.

Item reference: 8739
Dimensions: 1 and 1/8 inches closed
Condition: couple of small "dings"
Price: £15 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled glove buttonhook with steel shank by William Vale & Sons, established in 1883 at 83 Unett Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1906

Item reference: 8743
Dimensions: 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

an agate ball glove hook with gilt brass shank

Item reference: 8737
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This is the medium size, has blue enamel scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8750
Dimensions: 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This is the small size, has red enamel scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8753
Dimensions: 1 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £9 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This is the small size, has white metal scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8751
Dimensions: 1 inches closed
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This is the small size, has green enamel scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8752
Dimensions: 1 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £9 GB
Status: Sold

one of a series of novelty mini folding glove buttonhooks, generally known as “Christmas cracker hooks”

This one has silver scales and was imported by Cohen & Charles, established in 1890 at Thavies Inn House, London EC1

Item reference: 8748
Dimensions: 1 inch closed overall
Condition: some oxidation of the steel otherwise good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver horse shoe fold-over buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1912. The hallmark is Birmingham but the date letter is rubbed

Item reference: 8745
Dimensions: 1 and 1/8 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a lovely example of an aesthetic silver handle design featuring dragon flies by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham. The makers marks are rubbed but the date letter is clear for Birmingham 1890.

Item reference: 8755
Dimensions: 10 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £36 GB
Status: Sold