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item reference 5355
Item description an Edwardian silver handled boot hook by Miller bros, established in 1887 at Newgate Street, Birmingham It is hallmarked Birmingham 1902
Dimensions 11 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5354
Item description a Victorian silver handled boot hook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham and hallmarked Birmingham 1888
Dimensions 13 inches overall
Condition sundry "dings" on the silver plated shank
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5353
Item description a silver handled boot hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established 1887 at 45 Frederick Street and assayed Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5351/5352
Item description a pair of buttonhook & shoehorn in presentation case by  Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street, Birmingham and hallmarked 1896
Dimensions 8 & 1/2  inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £50 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5350
Item description an all-silver floral embossed buttonhook, considered to be by unknown American maker. No distinguishing marks
Dimensions 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5349
Item description a turned & carved bone handled glove hook
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5348
Item description a buttonhook with ivory coloured plastic handle featuring a long necked birds head in repose.
Dimensions 6 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition small hairline where handle meets the steel shank but handle is secure
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5347
Item description a novelty gilt metal and agate ball eagle's claw glove hook
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5346
Item description a gilt metal novelty glove hook in the form of crossed golf clubs 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 (see ref. 5344)  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 1/4 inches overall
Condition minor distortion to a golf club
Photos
GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5345
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 inches overall
Condition missing one glass eye
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5344
Item description a gilt metal novelty glove hook with ruby glass simulated Crown commemorating the Coronation of King Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra in 1902.
Dimensions 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £30 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5343
Item description a gilt metal novelty glove hook in the form of oak leaves 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
Photos
GBP / USD £30 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5342
Item description a micro mosaic & gilt metal glove hook, inlaid with multiple colours of "tesserae". These much sought after glove hooks were made in Rome, Italy but makers are only identified by initials F.AP
Dimensions 2 and 1/2inches overall
Condition missing some "tesserae" as can be seen in the photos
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5341
Item description a Mother of Pearl "parrot beak" handled glove hook with silver collar hallmarked London 1905
Dimensions 4 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5340
Item description a silver handled figural buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, the dog has ruby glass eyes and is double sided. Hallmark is for Birmingham 1906
Dimensions 5 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition one glass eye missing
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GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5339
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 good original
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GBP / USD £40 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5338
Item description a silver handled glove hook with pierced trellis by Henry Matthews, established in 1893 at Vittoria Street, Birmingham. Originally this glove hook would have been part of a silver/gilt set. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1894
Dimensions 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition tesidual traces of gilding
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5337
Item description an all-silver and Mother of Pearl glove hook by George E Walton & Co, established at 52/54 Hylton Street, Birmingham in 1886.This company is known for it's beautiful quality silver glove hooks. often combined with semi-precious stones. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 3 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £22 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5336
Item description a folding glove hook in silver with hand engraved MoP scales by Adolph Scott, established in 1889 at 49 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Sheffield 1903
Dimensions 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £22 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5335
Item description an Edwardian all-silver and mother of pearl loop buttoner by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5334
Item description a silver handled glove hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1890
Dimensions 4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5332/5333
Item description a pair of all-silver scabbard glove hook and an etui with propelling pencil and glove hook by Francis Webb, established in 1887 at 19 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £56 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5331
Item description an all-silver propelling glove hook by Thomas Richard Ayres, established in 1874 at 8/9 Clerkenwell Green, London and hallmarked Birmingham 1901. This Diablo shape glove hook is quite rare in all-silver construction
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good smooth mechanical action & some  surface bruising
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GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5330
Item description an Edwardian silver folding glove hook with steel shank by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches closed
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £17 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5329
Item description a silver folding glove hook with steel shaft by Francis Webb, established in 1887 at 19 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1919
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches closed
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED


item reference 5328
Item description a pair of silver handled miniature glove hooks, both unmarked.
One appears to have an owl's face!
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches and 2 inches
Condition the "owl" with slight "ding" to the top otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5327
Item description a pair of silver handled glove hooks , the larger one unmarked and the other is Victorian by Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street, Birmingham and hallmarked 1896
Dimensions 3 inches and 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5326
Item description an all-silver figural bear glove hook of uncertain age marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5325
Item description an all-silver figural bear glove hook with glass eyes by Adie & Lovekin and hallmarked Birmingham 1908
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5324
Item description a George V silver handled Art Deco glove hook by Israel Sigmund Greenberg, established in 1884 at Frederick Street, Birmingham hallmarked Birmingham 1933. Another Victorian silver handled loop buttoner
 by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham & assayed 1890
Dimensions 4 and 1/4 inches, and 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5323
Item description a Victorian all-silver figural Heron glove hook with red glass eyes by Adie & Lovekin Assayed in Birmingham 1897
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition average to good
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GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5322
Item description a pair of silver handled glove hooks, a Victorian one by Edward Souter Barnsley, established 1887 at 45 Frederick Street and assayed 1898. Also an Edwardian example by R Pringle & Sons, established in 1862 at 40/42 Clerkenwell Road London
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £11 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5321
Item description a pair of silver handled glove hooks, the plain one by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, assayed Birmingham 1895 and the second by Crisford & Norris, assayed in Birmingham 1910
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £11 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5320
Item description an Edwardian silver handled figural bear by Crisford & Norris, hallmarked for Birmingham 1909
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5319
Item description a Victorian all-silver loop buttoner by Adie & Lovekin with graduated star embossed design. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898 and also displaying the PATENT registration
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition distorted loop
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GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5318
Item description a  Victorian all-silver foldover glove hook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1889
Dimensions 3 inches closed
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5317
Item description a Victorian  all-silver foldover glove hook by William Oliver, established in 1889 at Tenby Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 1 inch closed
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5316
Item description a silver handled loop buttoner with no identifying marks
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5315
Item description an Edwardian silver handled glove hook with embossed Flamingos decoration by Tozer, Kemsley & Fisher Ltd, established in 1907 at 84 Fenchurch Street, London. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5309
Item description a pair of all-silver glove buttonhooks by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1899 & 1902 respectively.
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £22 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5298
Item description a silver handled glove buttoner marked SILVER
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition bruise on one side of handle
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GBP / USD £7 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5293
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £7 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5252
Item description an all- silver glove buttonhook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. The hallmark is indistinct and only the makers mark is readable. However, the Buttonhook Society Compendium for E.S.B records the item made in Birmingham between 1894-1907
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition repair to the hook end, otherwise good original
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GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5240
Item description a silver handled Victorian BOOT buttonhook with embossed celebratory  scenes of figures from times past, It is characteristic of Dutch silver and although the hallmark is rubbed, it shows the letter "F" for an imported item and date letter "N" for 1888 plus Victoria's head. The terminal shows an old repair and originally would have had a horse & rider figure on the top. The owner's name is engraved on the plain area below the bolster "Phimie" possibility a diminutive of Philomena?
Dimensions 11 inches overall
Condition as described
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GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 5238
Item description a heavy quality all-silver combination buttonhook shoehorn by Charles Dumenil, established in 1879 at 16 Broad Street, Soho, London. It has hallmarks for London 1915 & the monarchs head of George V.
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £60 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE


item reference 5314
Item description a silver handled chatelaine glove buttonhook with brass shank in the form of a SERPENT  with ruby eyes. There are no distinguishing marks.
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £27 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5313
Item description an all-silver pair of glove button hooks by Adie & Lovekin, the ACANTHUS flower figural assayed Birmingham 1899 & the second one Birmingham 1905
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £22 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5312
Item description an all-silver figural PANTHER glove hook by Saunders & Shepherd, established at  Bartlett's Passage Buildings, Holborn, London in 1869 and assayed Chester 1901. The second all-silver glove hook is by George E Walton & Co,   established in 1886 at 52 Hylton Street, Birmingham and assayed Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 & 2 and 3/8 inches respectively
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £26 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5311
Item description a a pair of all-silver glove buttonhooks, the resting HERON with red eyes by Adie & Lovekin and a second by Crisford & Norris, assayed Birmingham 1910. The heron only shows a Lion Passant  sterling assay mark but is known from BHS records as being produced in 1894/5.
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £26 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5310
Item description an all-silver loop glove buttoner by Adie & Lovekin assayed Birmingham 1897 and a patented folding all-silver loop buttoner by Rolason Bros, established in 1882 at 81 Vyse Street, Birmingham. . It shows the Patent number 1249 for 27th January 1888 and hallmark for Birmingham 1887. The Patent specification describes the design as "Rolason's Improved Button Hook"
Dimensions both 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original - Rolason's shows traces of gilding
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GBP / USD £24 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5308
Item description a pair of all-silver glove buttonhooks by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked Birmingham 1894 & 1899 resectively.
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £24 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5307
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Tiffany & Co Makers of New York USA
It has the pattern number 10910 stamped below the name plus STERLING
Dimensions 6 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £26 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5306
Item description a white metal glove buttoner
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £11 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5305
Item description an all-silver American glove buttonhook by Whiting MFG Co of  New York USA marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5304
Item description an all-silver American glove buttoner by La Pierre MFG Co of Newark, New Jersey USA marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5303
Item description an all-silver American glove button hook marked STERLING 5804
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5302
Item description an all-silver American glove button hook marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5301
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5300
Item description an all-silver American glove buttoner marked STERLING
Dimensions 2 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition slightly deformed loop
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5299
Item description an all-silver American glove button hook marked 1057
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5297
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5296
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook in the form of a snakes head by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5295
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5294
Item description an unmarked silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker in the Art Deco style
Dimensions 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5292
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook by Gorham Mfg Co of Providence, Rhode Island USA. It is marked STERLING plus design number 69. The number signifies it is from the Gorham Catalogue of 1888
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5291
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5290
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by an American maker marked STERLING
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD



item reference 5236
Item description  a Victorian silver handled retractable chatelaine glove hook by William Manton, established in 1892 at 103 Vyse Street, Birmingham  It has a Chester hallmark but the date letter is rubbed
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches closed
Condition small bruise which is unseen when slider is closed
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5214
Item description a magnificent and rare Scrimshaw buttonhook shoehorn combination, The inscription illustrated with an image of the whaler Viking Prince (Whitby) & the name of the sailor Jeremy Hawkes This North Yorkshire town was at the centre of the English whaling industry in the early years of the 19th century. It is not thought the buttonhook with it's associated inscription is contemporary to the active period of English whaling.
Dimensions 10 & a 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £220 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 5213
Item description an impressive ivory and silver boot buttonhook & shoehorn combination of unknown origin,  Possibly American from the profile of the steel shank. The entwined silver filigree would appear to be of musical influence
Dimensions 13 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition old repair to the ivory
Photos
GBP / USD £135 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 5206
Item description an all-silver one piece Chinese Export silver buttonhook with "shepherds crook " hook end
Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £45 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 3178
Item description

an extra long Victorian BOOT buttonhook with ivory handle and Sterling silver mounts by Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, established in Sheffield in 1863 at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street, Sheffield. It is hallmarked for Sheffield 1887.  Boot buttonhooks of this length were used by ladies to close buttons on Victorian leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day!   

Dimensions 18 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition shrinkage crack to the length of the ivory handle and some oxidisation to the plated steel shaft
Photos
GBP / USD £65 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 3176
Item description a Victorian silver and ivory BOOT buttonhook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham.  The ivory handle is beautifully carved in a rope twist design, reminiscent of a narwhal tusk carved by nature!
The Sterling silver mounts are in original undamaged condition, the cap fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1889
Dimensions 15 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original with exception silver plate is oxydising on the shaft
Photos
GBP / USD £56 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 3174
Item description

It is rare to find any makers marks on the steel shaft of a buttonhook other than STEEL or ENGLISH MAKE STEEL but this example merits a fuller description than usual. Geoffrey Tweedale's The Sheffield Knife Book describes Thomas Nowill, established in 1700 as a quintessential knife maker. The earliest record of this business is in the books of the Cutlers Company on 27th April 1700 when a corporate mark the letter "D" and a star was granted to Thomas Nowill, "Maker of Knives".  Thomas Nowill's great-grandson, Thomas II became Master Cutler in 1788, an honorary title of great prestige in this city of steel making and cutlery manufacture. The range of Nowill's products was wide, chiefly comprising all types of pen & pocket knives, with all manner of hafting materials - ebony, pearl, buffalo and other horn. These products were usually sold to the firm's major customers - merchants in Sheffield, Birmingham & London.
In 1825 Thomas Nowill retired and left the business to his sons William & John. An 
1828 Directory has "William & John Nowill, manufacturers of silver fruit and dessert knives, fancy pen & pocket knives, also nail files, button hooks, stilettos etc.
The second of Thomas's sons, John, set up business in 1836 in Scotland Street, Sheffield, maintaining the Nowill reputation and acquiring a further trade mark in 1842, crossed keys, and won a prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851.
An unbroken family history of manufacturing of over 250 years is rare, if not unique in Sheffield cutlers. If you do have a button hook  with crossed keys, star & "D" it is one to treasure.
This buttonhook has a sterling silver collar & ivory handle with carved Celtic motif and is hallmarked for Sheffield 1889 The working of the steel bolster where the handle meets the shaft is particularly fine & typical of Nowill's work.

 

Dimensions almost the longest of all boot buttonhooks at 16 inches overall
Condition shrinkage crack to the ivory handle, otherwise very good original with silver plated shaft
Photos
GBP / USD £75 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 3173
Item description a Victorian ivory handled boot buttonhook with silver mounts by Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, established in Sheffield in 1863 at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street, Sheffield. It is hallmarked for Sheffield 1887. The steel shaft is silver plated
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition shrinkage crack to the ivory handle, otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £38 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 3170
Item description an ivory handled BOOT buttonhook with silver collar by Wright & Davies, established in 1864 at 144/151 Oxford Street, London.. It is hallmarked for London 1889
Dimensions 11 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition some shrinkage cracks to the ivory, and minor oxidisation to the shaft
Photos
GBP / USD £48 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 3172
Item description a heavy quality ivory handled BOOT buttonhook with hand carved cartouche. The patina to the ivory is particularly good
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition minor shrinkage crack otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £38 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 3171
Item description an ivory handled BOOT buttonhook with silver cap & collar by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham but the date letter is rubbed
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition shrinkage crack, otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £38 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 3169
Item description a brass thistle top buttonhook with agate ball in the Scottish style
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition distortion to the hook otherwise average to good
Photos
GBP / USD £23 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 3168
Item description a steel and brass buttonhook with brass lattice handle & ball knops
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition some bruising to the ball knop
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 2886
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver buttonhook with applied prunus blossom & foliage. The makers' mark is in Chinese script with Roman letters W?
Dimensions 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £45 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 2885
Item description an all-silver buttonhook from the famous American 'SHIEBLER' a factory for sheer range and beauty of design it excelled in everything it produced .George W Shiebler was acknowledged for his skill and cleverness of the designs and became noted for their medallion work, inspired by the excavations at Pompeii & Herculanaeum.
In addition to the Shiebler "WINGS" the buttonhook  is also marked 4220 STERLING and the Greek word XAPIZ (the letter Z is reversed)
Dimensions 6 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £95 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 2883
Item description an Art Deco silver & guilloche enamel handled buttonhook by Adie Bros, established in 1906 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1936, the only assay year for Edward VIII before he abdicated.
Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2864
Item description an American  Nevada "silver" buttonhook with insets of abalone shell. The simple scratch work decoration illustrates a bird on a branch & in flight. Many of this style of buttonhook were made in the state penitentiaries of the "wild west" of America from the turn of the century to the 1930's. Prisons making these articles & including spurs were Washington State Prison Walla Walla, Arizona Territorial Prison & Utah State prison. The "silver" is low grade nickel and not silver but would have been a metal readily to hand
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2863
Item description an American all-silver buttonhook from unknown maker. The undulating spheres have a simple engraved decoration and similar to the finial. No makers mark but is stamped STERLING 2
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2862
Item description a bog-oak handled buttonhook, generally understood to originate from Ireland. Bog oak was a local industry, carving domestic articles from the generations old  trees recovered from the peat swamps. Some of the more ornate carvings incorporated the Irish harp & shamrock.

Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilization of wood, with further stages ultimately forming lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years

Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2861
Item description an all steel engraved buttonhook in the form of a stork. It has a registered nr 153242 for 1890
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original patina
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference CHINESE EXPORT SILVER
Item description  Chinese Export silver was made in the trading centres of Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong for Western tourists and expatriate residents in the late 19th & early 20th centuries.  Chinese silver buttonhooks were made by hand, both the handle & shank in silver with elaborate designs hammered out by Chinese craftsmen -  the design often depicting traditional flowers, birds, landscapes or dragons. It is important to note that the Chinese did not use the same standard of silver used in the West so silver content is not something that buyers need to consider. Every item might have a different level of purity but does not affect the value of any particular piece. In recent years the value of this production has increased substantially as the silversmithing, rarity and uniqueness has come to be recognised.
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item reference 2856
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver buttonhook with applied prunus blossom & foliage. The makers' mark is WH for Wang Hing who worked out of Hong Kong in the late 19th early 20th centuries.
Dimensions 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition small amount of bruising where the handle meets the shank, otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £50 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2855
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver buttonhook with applied bamboo foliage. The makers' mark is WH for Wang Hing who worked out of Hong Kong in the late 19th early 20th centuries.
Dimensions 9 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition  good original
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GBP / USD £40 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2854
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver matching pair of buttonhook & shoehorn with  planished (hammered) handles and incised bamboo foliage. The cartouche is entwined BC. The maker's mark is TUCKCHANG who worked out of Shanghai in the late 19th, early 20th centuries
Dimensions  buttonhook 8 & 3/4 inches overall, weight 145 grams
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £70 pair GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2853
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver matching pair of buttonhook & shoehorn with faux bamboo shank & planished (hammered) handles with embossed bamboo foliage. The maker's mark is TUCKCHANG who worked out of Shanghai in the late 19th, early 20th centuries
Dimensions buttonhook 9 inches overall, weight 162 grams
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £70 pair GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 2852
Item description a  Chinese Export all-silver matching pair of buttonhook & shoehorn with planished (hammered) handles surmounted with floral cartouche. Although the photographs do not clearly show the alternate hammered & plain panels, the design would appear to have been influenced by The |Arts & Crafts European movement of the early 20th century. The photo of the handles cartouche clearly shows the evidence of the hand work.
Dimensions buttonhook 9 inches overall, weight 124 grams
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £50 pair GB  
Status SOLD


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