Button hooks for sale

A selection of items for sale. Visit our contact page if you wish to enquire about availability or shipping details.

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook with spiral twist handle and London steel shaft.

Item reference: 3448
Dimensions: 10 inches overall
Condition: assay & makers' marks erased through a lifetime of use & sundry "dings"
Price: £15 GB
Status: For Sale

A Victorian silver handle BOOT buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. Although there are no assay marks, this design is  in the Buttonhook Society records as being produced between 1981 to 1899. It was produced in four sizes, this boot hook being the largest.

Item reference: 3377
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: For Sale

a miniature glove hook with banded agate handle

Item reference: 3365
Dimensions: 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: For Sale

a silver handled buttonhook with no distinguishing marks but almost certainly by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street Birmingham. The company made a number of this designed buttonhook in different sizes.

Item reference: 3368
Dimensions: 7 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: For Sale

a Mother of Pearl handled glove hook with silver collar by H F Daltrey & Co, established in 1885 at 38 Fore Street, London E.C

Item reference: 3363
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £8 GB
Status: For Sale

a miniature banded agate handled glove hook

Item reference: 3370
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: For Sale

a very early pistol grip buttonhook by Judah Rosenthal & Samuel Jacob, established in 1876 at 23 Southampton Street, Fitzroy Square, London. It is hallmarked London 1886

Item reference: 3356
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: some minor bruising to the handle typical of this age but shank has a lovely aged patina
Price: £18 GB
Status: For Sale

a Mother of pearl handled sharks tooth glove hook with silver collar

Item reference: 3357
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10 GB
Status: For Sale

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1889. These long handled boot hooks were sometimes described as “stout ladies hooks” because they helped to reduce bending down to fasten the buttons!

The design of the handle is reminiscent of a sea horse.

Item reference: 3336
Dimensions: 12 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: For Sale

a small steel folding bow glove hook

Item reference: 2684
Dimensions: 1 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: aged patination and good strong hinge
Price: £8 GB
Status: For Sale