Buttonhook Collections


A selection of items from Buttonhook Collections for sale, some of which may be  listed in small groups . Visit our Contact page if you wish to enquire about availability or shipping details.

 

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item reference 10317
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10316
Item description a pair of all-silver Edwardian glove hooks, by makers Adie & Lovekin,+ Crisford & Norris . ALLd date letter is 1902 & C&N rubbed
Dimensions ALLd 2 and 1/4, C&N 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition average to good
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GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10315
Item description a pair of Edwardian glove hooks, the silver handled by JNWD (unknown),  hallmarked Chester 1905 and the all-silver by Crisford & Norris( rubbed)
Dimensions JNWD 2 and 3/4 inches, C&N 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition average
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GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10313
Item description a pair of all-silver Victorian / Edwardian glove hooks, by makers Adie & Lovekin,+ Crisford & Norris . ALLd date letter is 1901 & C&N 1899
Dimensions ALLd 2 and 1/8, C&N 2 and 3/8  inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £21 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10307
Item description a pair of all-silver Victorian / Edwardian glove hooks, by makers Adie & Lovekin,+ Crisford & Norris . ALLd date letter is 1899 & C&N 1904
Dimensions ALLd 2 and 1/4, C&N 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £21 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10295
Item description a steel Victorian buttonhook inscribed THE MAGIC BUTTON HOOK REGISTERED DECEMBER 19/87
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10249
Item description a gold filled propelling chatelaine glove hook, marked PAT SEPT 21.75
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10216
Item description a silver plated retractable glove hook by Aikin Lambert & Co
Dimensions 2 inches closed
Condition average to good
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GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10207
Item description a silver handled glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1913
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition bruise on handle
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GBP / USD £5 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10183
Item description a cut steel foldover glove hook
Dimensions 1 inch closed, 1 and 3/4 inches open
Condition some oxidisation of the steel surface, can be polished out
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GBP / USD £4 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10168
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. This company made some of the earliest glove hooks when the fashion for ladies gloves developed. It is clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1888.
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition minor bruising to the handle
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GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10118
Item description a silver handled glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1911
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £6 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10171
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by FrancisWebb, established in 1887 at 19 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.  It is clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1900.
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE


item reference 6032
Item description an Edwardian  silver handled BOOT buttonhook by James William Benson, established in 1874 at 62/64 Ludgate Hill, London. It is hallmarked for London 1909. The cartouche exhibits an image of a goat above a Regal crown
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition bruise to the cartouche, otherwise lovely heavily weighted London quality
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6028
Item description an early Bakelite handled buttonhook with embossed cherubs
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition there should be a matching lace cap  to the finial
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GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6049
Item description a bog oak handled buttonhook with steel shaft. Although the shaft is marked  English Make Steel, the handle would traditionally have been carved in Ireland where large deposits of bog material were made.
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6048
Item description a Whitby jet hand carved glove hook
Dimensions 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition evidence of an old minor repair to the handle
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GBP / USD £22 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6047
Item description an unusual WW1 Trench Art combination shoehorn buttonhook in brass.
Dimensions 8 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6045
Item description a pair of Edward V!! silver handled glove hooks by J & R Griffiths, established in 1903 at 28 Hilton Street, Birmingham. They are assayed in Chester 1905/1906
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition average
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GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6044
Item description an Edward V!!  silver handled glove hook by William Vale & Sons, established in 1883 at Unett Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Chester 1903.
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition small previous repair where the silver handle joins the shank
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GBP / USD £4 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6041
Item description A gilt brass glove buttonhook with agate ball in the form of a Negros head. This is one of a series of gilt brass glove hooks with agate ball and it is not known the exact date they were produced. However, one of the series commemorates the Coronation of King Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra in 1902 so it is likely all these designs date from the period
Dimensions 4 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition distortion of the shaft
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6040
Item description a  brass fireside buttonhook with image of ESMERALDA, a fictional character from Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6038
Item description a miniature silver glove buttonhook with citrine stone terminal by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1913
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6037
Item description a plated metal German glove buttonhook in the form of a stork. It displays a British registered number dating it to May- August 1890
Dimensions 3 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6036
Item description a micro mosaic glove buttonhook with inlaid tesserae, typical of production from Rome in the late 19th century
Dimensions 2 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition  oxidisation to the brass back & side
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6035b
Item description  a loop glove buttoner with inlaid stone handle in scribed CARLSBAD, a spa town now in Czech Republic but previously in Germany. It is known for it's healing spa waters and coloured mineral stones
Dimensions 3 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition distortion to the metal loop
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6035a
Item description a gilt metal novelty glove hook in the form of a duck with agate ball. This is one of a series of gilt brass glove hooks with agate ball and it is not known the exact date they were produced. However, one of the series commemorates the Coronation of King Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra in 1902 so it is likely all these designs date from the period
Dimensions 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original but missing glass eyes
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6034
Item description a silver handled figural buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, the character is Mr Punch's dog & is hallmarked for Birmingham 1908
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition very minor depression of nose, otherwise good original
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GBP / USD £40 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6033
Item description an Edwardian silver handled figural buttonhook of Mr Punch by Crisford & Norris, hallmarked Birmingham 1906
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6031
Item description a Mother of Pearl handled buttonhook with silver collar by unknown London silversmith. The marks are ?W&C London 1904
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £38 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6029
Item description a figural silver handled owl buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, hallmarked for Birmingham 1915. This the largest of the suite of owls produced by this company.
Dimensions 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition completely unworn and original
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GBP / USD £38 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6027
Item description  an Edwardian silver handled figural bear buttonhook by Crisford & Norris hallmarked for Birmingham 1909. This the mid-sized bear of the three sizes produced by the company.
Dimensions 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition a much loved teddy with sundry bruises but no splits!
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6023
Item description a brass fireside buttonhook with handle of DARTMOOR PIXIE
Dimensions 8 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6050
Item description
A 19th Century steel folding bow multi -tool with seven implements including button hook & corkscrew It is stamped HOLTZ APFELL 53 HAYMARKET. With the inscription it is presumably German origin but 53 Haymarket might have been a retail shop.
Dimensions Size 7cms x 6 cms.
Condition Condition good with strong spring and smooth tool action opening & closing
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GBP / USD £87 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6024
Item description a Victorian early walnut handled Boot button hook with hot forged steel shaft. The shaft has multiple "knops" indicating a high quality item,
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6025
Item description a Victorian ivory & silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 14 inches overall
Condition minor shrinkage lines to the ivory
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GBP / USD £60 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6026
Item description a  Victorian BOOT buttonhook  with London quality steel shaft by William Comyns, established in 1859 at 41/47 Beak Street, Regent Street, London. Comyns and his later sons continued a long established business and were known for high quality products. To the present day there are still many collectors seeking out his items. The handle of the boot hook is cast rather than stamped giving a satisfying weight & balance. The end of the handle has the bearded face of a man and a pair of perching doves chased into the handle
Dimensions 14 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition some oxidisation to the steel
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GBP / USD £55 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6043
Item description  a  celluloid advertising "pin-back" for the Smith Premier Type Writer Co.
The remainder of the inscription is 14 Gracechurch St, London EC . These little novelty items are highly sought after and rarely come up for sale. The Buttonhook Society researched the Pinback category of buttonhooks in June 2007 and found only 12 different designs, the Smith Premier Type Writer Co was not one of them!
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition some deterioration of the metal which has discoloured the celluloid
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6022
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6021
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.  The tapered and flattened shape of the steel shank is made from the flying wire wing supports of WW1 bi-planes
Dimensions 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6020
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6019
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6018
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6017
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6016
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £24 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6015
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 3 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6014
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6013
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6012
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6011
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 6010
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6009
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition distorted hook end
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GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6008
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 6 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition although much used and not in the best condition the design and workmanship is impressive. Blacksmith skills would have been needed to produce the forged twisted shank and results in the lovely dark patination of the steel
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6007
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap  munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition small crack in one of the brown washers
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6006
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. The tapered and flattened shape of the steel shank is made from the flying wire wing supports of WW1 bi-planes
Dimensions 7 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6005
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape.
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6004
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. It is extremely rare to find two designs the same
Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6003
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines.  The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. It is extremely rare to find two designs the same
Dimensions 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition damage to the plastic finial and two washers
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GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6002
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines.  The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. It is extremely rare to find two designs the same
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6001
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munitions materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. It is extremely rare to find two designs the same
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 6000
Item description a WW1 Trench Art buttonhook constructed by troops when in the trenches or from workshops behind the lines. The buttonhooks were made from scrap munition materials and often sent home to family & loved ones. Common materials were steel, brass, copper and an assortment of early plastics then smoothed off or facetted to produce a distinctive & colourful shape. It is extremely rare to find two designs the same
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10254
Item description a solid 9ct gold MINI glove hook with loop handle, possibley jade, It is marked 9CTRSG
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £40 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10100
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook in the style of Charles Horner. This company was renowned for making items of jewellery, hat pins, thimbles and occasionally buttonhooks amongst many items of  production from 1885 to the early 1900's The makers mark on the glove hook appears to be ?.H. but the assay mark is for Birmingham 1902. Charles Horner factory was in Halifax and was known for using Chester assay for hallmarking his products. In the circumstances, I will describe this attractive little item to be "in the style of Charles Horner"!
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD


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