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 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 miniature banded agate handled glove hook

Item reference: 3370
Dimensions: 3 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 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

brass fireside of Mary Queen of Scots, a  divisive character who feuded with Elizabeth 1st for the English Crown & lost, eventually beheaded!. There is a registered design number on the reverse Rd 837819

Item reference: 3585
Dimensions: 6 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Reserved

an all-silver glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1911

Item reference: 8747
Dimensions: 2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Reserved

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

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

Item reference: 8749
Dimensions: 1 inch closed overall
Condition: oxidation of the steel shaft & minor loss of enamel
Price: £8 GB
Status: Reserved

a brass etui  with retracting glove hook & pencil

Item reference: 8640
Dimensions: 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Reserved