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  novelty ladies leg buttonhook in mottled black & red celluloid by Somers & Co, Shoe Store Suppliers, established in 1876 in Newark, New Jersey

Item reference: 3540
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Reserved

a brass duck with agate ball finial, part of a range of novelty animal glove hooks in a combination of brass and agate

Item reference: 3538
Dimensions: 4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Reserved

a Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 23 Frederick Street, Birmingham. Although the assay marks are rubbed, The Buttonhook Society has records of this design manufactured in 1888

Item reference: 3537
Dimensions: 14 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £35 GB
Status: Reserved

a bright cut steel glove buttonhook likely to be from the latter part of the 19th Century

Item reference: 3536
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original, slight discoloration is camera reflection
Price: £25 GB
Status: Reserved

a Victorian silver handled buttonhook with chased handle & acorn finial by Joseph Gloster Ltd, established in 1888 at 35 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1898

Item reference: 3531
Dimensions: 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £22 GB
Status: Reserved

a silver handled buttonhook by Watrous  Mfg Co,, established in 1890 at Wallingford, Connecticut USA. It is marked STERLING.

Item reference: 3529
Dimensions: 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £20 GB
Status: Reserved

a large Victorian silver handled BOOT buttonhook with London steel shank by Horton & Allday, established in 1860 at 195 Warstone Lane, Birmingham. The heavy silver handle depicts  the “Wind Man or Green Man” character (viz  a legendary being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. The Green Man is most commonly depicted in a sculpture, or other representation of a face which is made of, or completely surrounded by leaves). 

The BOOT hook is hallmarked Birmingham 1894 and has a registration design number  Rd 165399 confirming the design 1891

Item reference: 3467
Dimensions: 12 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Reserved