Button hooks for sale

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A Nevada silver buttonhook with bands of Abalone inlay. This style of North American metal work, although not of Sterling standard, is distinctive with a marriage of steel & overlays of silver & abalone shell in a naive hand worked decoration. The style is common to both buttonhooks & spurs from the American West.  Nevada could be a reference to one of the prison workshops in which they were made viz: Nevada State Prison in Carson City where arts & crafts programmes featured as in other Western state prisons. Alternatively, it is also a connection to Nevada Silver which gave this style of buttonhook it’s name, the original silver ore was surface mined and had a dull grey colour.

Item reference: 3462
Dimensions: 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £34 GB
Status: Reserved

an extremely long Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143, Newhall Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1897

Item reference: 3469
Dimensions: 14 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Reserved

a brass handled buttonhook with handle in the form of three wise monkeys embodying the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.

Item reference: 3473
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Reserved

a George V silver handled buttonhook by Syner & Bedoes, established in 1896 at 32 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1922

Item reference: 3470
Dimensions: 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £15 GB
Status: Reserved

a silver and enamel handled buttonhook by unknown maker, assayed in London in 1908

Item reference: 3464
Dimensions: 7 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Reserved