Buttonhook Collections


A selection of items from Buttonhook Collections for sale, some of which are listed in small groups  . Visit our Contact page if you wish to enquire about availability or shipping details

Item reference 7205A
Item description A Victorian  silver handled large BOOT buttonhook, the all-over chased Victorian design by D&L Spiers of 27 Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1888.
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7204B
Item description Edward V!! silver with gold overlay is by William Neale & Sons of 27 Warstone Lane, Birmingham and is hallmarked for Chester
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition slight distortion of steel hook end
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 7203B
Item description a floral silver handled boot buttonhook  by  H.C of Chester (unknown)
Dimensions  11 inches overall
Condition some minor surface bruising
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 7203A
Item description  An Edwardian silver handled boot buttonhook with  crossed bow design by Wallbridge & Co hallmarked Birmingham 1907
Dimensions  11 inches overall
Condition some minor surface bruising
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GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

Item reference 7213
Item description a MODERN reproduction of an owl glove hook in plated metal
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good
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GBP / USD £5 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

Item reference 7218
Item description a very  early BOOT HOOK buttonhook by the well known maker, Adie & Lovekin,  established in 1879 at Regent Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1888
Dimensions 11 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition some loss of plate on the steel shank, otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 7227
Item description an large antique ivory handled combination shoehorn & buttonhook circa 1900
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition small shrinkage crack & "nibble" to the tip of the ivory
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 7228
Item description an antique ivory handled buttonhook with inscribed cartouche circa 1900
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition shrinkage crack to the handle
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE


Item reference 7205B
Item description  an Art Deco silver gilt wash handled buttonhook by Charles Henry Jones & Co of 2 Meredith Street, Clerkenwell, London hallmarked for London 1925
Dimensions 8 & 1/2 inches overall
Condition  good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7204A
Item description a silver handled chased Victorian BOOT buttonhook by Hilliard & Thomason of 1/2 Spencer Street, Birmingham, the hallmark is rubbed
Dimensions 12 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £11 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 7204
Item description a silver handled chased Victorian boot buttonhook by Hilliard & Thomason of 1/2 Spencer Street, Birmingham and a silver gilt wash handled buttonhook by Charles Henry Jones & Co of 2 Meredith Street, Clerkenwell, London hallmarked for London 1925
Dimensions the boot buttonhook is 12 inches overall, the silver/gilt one is 9 and 1/4 inches 8 and 1/2 inches
Condition some loss of gilding
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GBP / USD £24 GB (How to buy)
Status now listed individually see 7204A & 7205B

item reference 7205
Item description A pair of silver handled large buttonhooks, the all-over chased Victorian one is by D&L Spiers of 27 Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1888. The silver with gold overlay is by William Neale & Sons of 27 Warstone Lane, Birmingham and is hallmarked for Chester
Dimensions the boot buttonhook is 12 inches overall, the silver/gilt one is 9 and 1/4 inches
Condition slight distortion of the steel hook, otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £26 GB (How to buy)
Status now listed individually see 7205A & 7204B

Item reference 7212
Item description a silver plated propelling glove chatelaine hook
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches closed
Condition good mechanism
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7219
Item description An Edward V11 silver handled BOOT HOOK button hook by W J Holmes, established in Birmingham in 1898 at 178 Hockley Hill, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902.  The lady would appear to be picking fruit with a peacock below the terrace
Dimensions 11 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £24 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7220
Item description A Victorian BOOT HOOK button hook with pierced  silver handle by Henry Matthews, established in 1893 at Vittoria Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1895
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition some bruising to the handle
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD



item reference 7233
Item description a William Shakespeare brass fireside buttonhook
Dimensions 7 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 7236
Item description an agate ball & claw glove hook with plated brass shank
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7239
Item description a silver handled BOOT button hook by Victor Luxenburg, established in 1903 at 38 Cheapside, London. Victor Luxenburg was the proprietor of The Goldsmiths Emporium in Oxford Street, London It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1909
Dimensions 11.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7241
Item description a silver handled Edward V11 BOOT  button hook with "putti" decoration by William Comyns, established in 1859 at Regent Street, London. It is hallmarked for London 1901
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition average to good
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7246
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7247
Item description a Victorian silver handled buttonhook  by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 18 Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7249
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by J&R Griffin, established in 1903 at 28 Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1908
Dimensions 7.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7253
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Moss, Harris Marks, established in 1909 at 12 Beaumont Street, London. It is hallmarked for Chester 1908.
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition some surface marks
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7257
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7259
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 83 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7260
Item description a Victorian silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 83 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 6.75 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7266
Item description a silver handled buttonhook with import marks RMM&S STERLING which has not been identified
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7270
Item description a WW1 Trench Art glove buttonhook made from scrap munitions material, with assorted discs of Tufnol, steel & brass, Tufnol was an early type of plastic widely used in the making of military products in the early 20th century. The soldiers gathered these scrap materials to make items for their own use or to send home to loved ones. It is unusual to find a washer buttonhook so small
Dimensions 4 inches overall
Condition some wear as to be expected in view of it's origin
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7272
Item description two Victorian folding bow steel buttonhooks, of a type which were widely used, principally by men, before the fashion for ladies button boots, gloves, & shoes etc became the norm. The small dainty one with facetted decoration could well have been adopted for ladies gloves.
Dimensions larger of the pair 2 inches closed
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7277
Item description .Wikipedia quotes as follows: Bog wood is a material from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilisation of wood, with further stages ultimately forming jet, lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.
 This very small glove buttonhook with brass shank has a bog oak handle carved in Ireland with shamrocks . Much sought after, I have never previously seen one so small
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7276
Item description I do not often claim rarity when listing descriptions but this handsome buttonhook does come into this category! The handle with silver collar and inset gold initials cartouche is made from real AMBER , a beautiful natural organic material. Unfortunately, it shows an old repair to the handle but visible mainly on the reverse side
Dimensions 7 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition an old repair to the handle as per photo but otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £20 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7275
Item description a Mother of Pearl glove hook with plated collar & shank plus a steel & gilt partner
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £4 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7274
Item description a pair of brass glove buttonhooks with bone handles, probably previously included in ladies dressing sets. Small flecks in the white handle material distinguishing them from ivory.
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition slight distortion of  the hook end of the fluted one
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7273
Item description I think the best way to describe these MINIATURE glove hooks is as doll accessories, they are so small as to be beyond practical use!
However they are rather charming and made from traditional buttonhook handle material, ivory, MoP & agate.
Dimensions all approx 2 inches overall
Condition average to good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7271
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook with engine turned decoration, typical of the move towards Art Deco in the post WW1 period. The makers marks are partly obscured but it is almost certainly by Charles Dumenil who made dressing sets with this style of silver. He traded from 16 Broad Street, Soho London from 1879 to 1938. It is hallmarked for London.
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7269
Item description a Victorian folding buttonhook & knife with silver scales by  Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 18 Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1887
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches closed
Condition well used but spring still strong
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7268
Item description a silver handled buttonhook with import marks STERLING SILVER #B340.
Further research on the mark confirms this buttonhook made in 1905 by The Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island New York
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7267
Item description a Victorian silver handled buttonhook  by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 18 Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1900
Dimensions 6 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7265
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by William Devenport, established in 1895 at Spencer Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902
Dimensions 6.5 inches overall
Condition heavy "ding" on one side otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB (
Status SOLD

Item reference 7264
Item description a silver handled buttonhook with rubbed marks C?T & Co. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1912
Dimensions 6.75 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7263
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 83 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1905
Dimensions 6.75 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7262
Item description a silver handled buttonhook with no distinguishing marks
Dimensions 6.75 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7261
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Spurrier & Co, established in 1883 at 14 George Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 6.75 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7258
Item description a Victorian silver handled buttonhook by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7256
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Boots Pure Drug Company, established in 1900 at Station Street, Nottingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7255
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1912
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7254
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by W J Myatt & Co, established in 1897 at Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1907
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition some surface marks
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7252
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition poor, many surfaces blemishes
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7251
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, established in 1879 at 83 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 7 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7250
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1912
Dimensions 7.25 inches overall
Condition some surface blemishes
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7248
Item description a silver handled figural buttonhook in the form of an owl by  Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1906
Dimensions 8.5 inches overall
Condition substantial wear with one ear missing but glass eyes are intact
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7245
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions 9.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7244
Item description a silver handled buttonhook with "putti" decoration by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 18 Upper Hockley Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 9.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7243
Item description a silver handled buttonhook by J&R Griffin, established in 1903 at 28 Hylton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1905
Dimensions 9.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7242
Item description a silver handled BOOT buttonhook by Henry Matthews, established in 1893 at Hatton Garden, London. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1909
Dimensions 10 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7240
Item description a silver handled BOOT button hook with engine turned decoration by unknown maker. However, from the obvious quality of this item it is by a London silversmith
Dimensions 10.5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 7235
Item description a hand carved glove buttonhook with Mother of Pearl handle. These small items were made in Sheffield and generally came from Dressing Cases with multiple crystal & silver implements, dating from the mid 1850's
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £4 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 7237
Item description an agate & brass glove hook with acorn finial
Dimensions 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition average to good, oak leaf is a bit loose
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 7238
Item description an agate & brass glove buttonhook reminiscent of a medieval weapon, halberd. HALBERD is a two handled pole weapon which came into prominent use in the 14th & 15th centuries
Dimensions 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition spike is missing to the top of the ball
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 7234
Item description at first glance this trench art WW1 washer handled buttonhook seems modest enough despite it's origins coming from the trenches. However, it is a naval item & inscribed H.M.S FURIOUS. The ship was an aircraft carrier in the WW1 but also went on to serve in WW2 making a number of attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz. There is a lot of information on the web.
Dimensions 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD



item reference 7232
Item description a brass figural fireside buttonhook in the form of a monkey?
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 7231
Item description a banded agate glove hook with brass shank
Dimensions 5 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 7230
Item description a hand forged iron buttonhook in Art Nouveau style
Dimensions 8 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 7229
Item description a hand forged iron buttonhook in the form of a "clef"
Dimensions 8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD




item reference 7226
Item description a celluloid handled combination buttonhook & shoehorn in the Art Deco style. The handle is in a mock SHAGREEN finish
Dimensions 8 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7225
Item description this Victorian boot hook is the largest of this group of BOOT HOOKS & is by William Comyns, one the best London makers of dressing items. The silver handle is heavily cast and is attached to what is known as a London shank, & is much more substantial. The embossing of the handle is typical of L&S production with "C" scrolls & head of a putti
The steel is nicely patinated with age.
Dimensions 13 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7224
Item description  a very large Victorian silver handled BOOT HOOK with no makers mark but assayed in Birmingham in 1895 
Dimensions 12 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition sundry minor dings
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7223
Item description a Victorian silver handled BOOT HOOK by Levi & Salaman, established in 1873 at 143 Newhall Street, Birmingham. This company made silver dressing items, a cut above the general trade. The steel shank has a distinctive bolster where the silver meets the shaft and unlike most hallmarks, it is on the silver collar also by the bolster. If you see the L&S makers mark it will be a quality item! The hallmark is for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 9 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7222
Item description Henry Charles Freeman was established in Hatton Garden, London EC1 in 1870 and this  BOOT HOOK bears his mark. There are no discernible assay marks but from the Art Deco design overtones it is likely to date from the early 1920's
Dimensions 11 inches overall
Condition sundry "dings" consistent with age
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7221
Item description a Victorian silver handled BOOT HOOK buttonhook with rubbed marks. It is recorded in the Buttonhook Society archives by unknown maker E.F & assayed in Birmingham in 1895
Dimensions 11 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition despite significant wear the handle still looks" crisp"
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


Item reference 7217
Item description an art deco silver handled buttonhook by Crisford & Norris, established in 1896 at 118 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1912
Dimensions 9 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB  
Status SOLD



Item reference 7211
Item description a brass combination ETUI, paste turquoise insets with retracting implements glovehook, pencil & pick. The pencil is a propelling type with lead insert and is working
Dimensions 2 inches closed
Condition knife blade is missing
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7210
Item description four silver handled glove hooks from late Victorian 1899  to Edward V11 1905
and the smallest one hallmarked for  Birmingham 1915. 
Dimensions largest one is 5 inches overall
Condition generally good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7209
Item description  a late Victorian silver handled glove hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and a smaller one by Green & Cadbury, hallmarked Birmingham 1910
Dimensions longer of the two is 4 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7208
Item description two silver handled glove hooks, one Victorian dated 1900 with rubbed makers mark and the other by Adie & Lovekin both assayed in Birmingham
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7207
Item description A late Victorian silver handled glove hook by Levi & Salaman hallmarked 1900 and another by R Pringle & Sons  with rubbed date letter. Both were assayed in Birmingham
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7206
Item description three all-silver glove hooks, the Scottish thistle is assayed Birmingham but the remainder of the mark is rubbed. The twist design is by Adie & Lovekin and hallmarked for 1900 and the third item with chatelaine ring is also by Adie & Lovekin and assayed in Birmingham 1901
Dimensions the two smallest ones 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £22 GB  
Status SOLD



item reference 7202
Item description a boxed pair of George V silver handled buttonhook & shoehorn in a pierced trellis design by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1910
Dimensions buttonhook 6 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition very good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 7201
Item description a pair of silver handled buttonhooks, one with Queen Victoria crown finial and the other an Edward V11 bird design hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions bird design 6 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

Item reference 7200
Item description

A Victorian silver handled boot buttonhook with silver collar by John Nowill, established in 1836 at 135 Scotland Street, Sheffield. It has the assay mark for Sheffield 1887. Boot buttonhooks were used by ladies to close buttons on Victorian stiff leather boots, also longer to cope with bending in tight corsets which were the fashion of the day! What makes this extra long buttonhook special is the maker of the steel shank, John Nowill.. The marks, star & letter "D" were granted to Thomas Nowill "Maker of Knives" by the Cutlers Company on 27th April 1700.  Thomas Nowill's great grandson became Master Cutler in 1788, an honorary title of some prestige in this city of steel making and cutlery manufacture.
 In 1825 Thomas Nowill retired and left the business to his sons, William & John.  The second of of Thomas's sons moved to Scotland Street in 1836, maintaining the the Nowill reputation and acquiring a further trade mark in 1842, the crossed keys. An unbroken family history of manufacture of  over 250 years is rare, if not unique in Sheffield cutlers
Dimensions 15 inches overall
Condition some oxidisation of the silver plated steel shank which makes the marks difficult to read
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD


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