Buttonhook Collections


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

This extensive collection of glove hooks was formed by a lady from the earliest days of buttonhook collecting. It is believed she started collecting when quite young, possibly when still a child.

When I first saw the draft photos of the glove hooks, the majority were recognisable from known Birmingham silversmiths but also more rare examples from makers such as Charles Horner with Chester assay marks. .  I was intrigued to see a number of glove hooks not seen previously, nor recorded by the archivist of The Buttonhook Society. Gold mini-pendent examples are fully hallmarked, some also with an assay date letter for 1901/3 but the silver figurals with twisted silver wire shafts are not marked. It is not possible therefore to attribute a date when these unmarked silver figurals were made but assessing the collection as a whole they are likely to be contemporary with the fashion from the first quarter of the 20th century.

David Crawley

The next listings, to include some of these examples, will be between Christmas & the New Year 2017/18



item reference 10215
Item description an agate handled glove hook with brass shank
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition shaft slightly deformed but otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10214
Item description an all-silver scabbard reversible buttonhook & case by S MORDAN & CO, established in 1870 at 41/43 City Road, London. It is marked with the S Mordan name and small assay marks on the buttonhook reversible but both are rubbed

Sampson Mordan (1790 – 9 April 1843) was a British silversmith and a co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. During his youth, he was an apprentice of the inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah, who patented the first elastic ink reservoir for a fountain pen.

In 1822, Mordan and his co-inventor John Isaac Hawkins filed the first patent in Great Britain for a metal pencil with an internal mechanism for propelling the graphite "lead" shaft forward during use, as an improvement on the less complex leadholders that merely clutched the pencil lead to hold it into a single position

Mordan silver  articles are much prized.

Dimensions 3 and 3/8 inches closed
Condition slight bruise to the plain cartouche but otherwise good original
Photos
GBP / USD £48 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED


item reference 10213
Item description a silver chatelaine penknife combination by James Alexander, established in 1881 at 2 Graham Street, Birmingham. The steel implements of knife blade, buttonhook & scissors are all in good working condition. The assay mark is for Birmingham 1889
Dimensions 2 and 3/8 inches closed
Condition evidence of a small repair to the silver but generally good mechanical original condition
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10212
Item description an engraved  silver plated chatelaine etui with buttonhook, knife, propelling pencil and pricker.
Dimensions 2 inches closed
Condition generally good original with nice aged patina on the steel implements.
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10211
Item description a brass chatelaine etui with 4 implements, the case inset with turquoise stones The propelling pencil is still working with lead included!
Dimensions 2 inches closed
Condition generally good original with exception some missing turquoises
Photos
GBP / USD £20 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10210
Item description a black lacquered & brass chatelaine etui with 4 implements . The propelling pencil is still working with lead included!
Dimensions 2 inches closed
Condition generally good as original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10209
Item description a banded agate glove hook with plated metal shank
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10208
Item description a facetted agate handled glove hook with  brass shank
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £17 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10207
Item description a silver handled glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1913
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition bruise on handle
Photos
GBP / USD £5 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE


item reference 10206
Item description an all-silver glove hook with Connemara agate  shamrock inset by J Cook & Sons, established in 1888 at Livery Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10205
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by William Oliver, established in 1889 at Tenby Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition slight bruise on handle
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10204
Item description a silver handled glove hook by William Devenport, hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED


item reference 10202
Item description an agate handled glove hook with silver plated collar and shaft
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10201
Item description a facetted agate handled glove hook with plated brass shank
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10200
Item description an agate handled glove hook with plated metal shaft
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10199
Item description an agate handled glove hook with plated metal shaft
Dimensions 2 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition hairline crack to handle but securely fixed to the shaft
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10198
Item description a tigers eye agate handled glove hook with plated metal mounts
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10196
Item description an unusual coloured agate handled glove hook mottled purple & green with steel shank
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10195
Item description an agate handled glove hook with brass shaft
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10194
Item description an agate handled glove hook with plated metal shaft
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition evidence of  shaft having been re-attached
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10193
Item description an agate handled glove hook with brass shank & ferule
Dimensions 2 and 1/16th inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10192
Item description a facetted banded agate handled miniature glove hook with plated metal shaft
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10191
Item description a silver glove hook with moss agate shaft by Crisford & Norris, hallmarked for Birmingham 1896
Dimensions 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10190
Item description a banded agate handled glove hook with plated metal shaft
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10189
Item description a very dainty miniature Trench Art washer glove hook
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £20 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED



item reference 10183
Item description a cut steel foldover glove hook
Dimensions 1 inch closed, 1 and 3/4 inches open
Condition some oxidisation of the steel surface, can be polished out
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10175
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Saunders & Shepherd, established in 1869 at Bartletts Passage Buildings, London EC. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1888
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10174
Item description an all-silver Edwardian turn of the 19th Century glove hook by Edward Souter Barnsley hallmarked for Birmingham 1900
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10173
Item description an all-silver Victorian turn of the 19th Century glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1895
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £9 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10172
Item description an all-silver glove hook by unknown maker hallmarked for Birmingham with rubbed date letter
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition various dings from much use!
Photos
GBP / USD £3 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10170
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. This company made some of the earliest glove hooks when the fashion for ladies gloves developed. It is clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1888.
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £9 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10168
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. This company made some of the earliest glove hooks when the fashion for ladies gloves developed. It is clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1888.
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition minor bruising to the handle
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10160
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10111
Item description a gilt metal glove button hook in the form of an imp. There are many legends about imps in folklore but this one looks to be inspired by the Lincoln Cathedral story of the imp who was turned into stone
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10112
Item description a tortoiseshell, or faux tortoiseshell folding glove button hook
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches closed
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10113
Item description a Victorian 9ct gold handled glove button hook by McKewan & Adie, established in 1897 at 45 Frederick Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £40 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10115
Item description a silver handled figural glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin in the form of a golf club, hallmarked Birmingham 1910. This the smallest of the three sizes the company produced
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition small "ding" on the top of the silver club
Photos
GBP / USD £22 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED

item reference 10118
Item description a silver handled glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1911
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE


item reference 10126
Item description a silver handled glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1913
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10145
Item description a Victorian miniature all-silver glove button hook with amethyst paste stone. The maker is Crisford & Norris and it is assayed in Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition slight misalignment of the silver shank
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB (How to buy)
Status FOR SALE

item reference 10188
Item description an all-silver Victorian foldover glove hook by Adie & Lovekin in the form of a horse shoe. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 1 and 1/8 inches closed, 1 and 7/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10187
Item description a  9 ct solid plain gold foldover glove hook
Dimensions 7/8 inches closed, 1 and 3/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10186
Item description an all-silver, ornately chased, Victorian foldover glove hook by Saunders & Shepherd, established in 1869 at Bartletts Passage Buildings, London EC.   It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1893
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches closed, 2 and 3/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10185
Item description a  9 ct solid gold foldover glove hook
Dimensions 11/16'ths closed, 1 and 1/4 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED


item reference 10184
Item description an all-silver Victorian foldover glove hook by unknown maker, hallmarked in Chester in 1881. It is one of the earliest silver foldovers in the records
Dimensions 1 inch closed, 1 and 5/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10182
Item description an all silver Victorian foldover glove hook by William Oliver, established in 1889 at Tenby Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1894
Dimensions 1 inch closed, 1 and 5/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £22 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10181
Item description an all-silver foldover glove hook with acanthus leaf decoration. The maker is Postans & Tye, established in 1812 at Fleet Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham1903
Dimensions 1 and 1/8 inches closed, 1 and 7/8 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £28 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10180
Item description an all-silver Victorian foldover glove hook by H Williamson Ltd, established in 1892 at Spencer Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Chester 1897
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches closed,  2 and 1/2 inches open
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10179
Item description a  9 ct solid gold foldover glove hook
Dimensions 5/8 inches closed, 1 and 1/8 inches open.
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £35 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10178
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Joseph Gloster Ltd, established in 1888 at 35 Vyse Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall, the smallest of all the current listings!
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10177
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1894
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10176
Item description an all-silver late Victorian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin with Birmingham hallmark for 1899. This design was made in a number of sizes from a large boot hook to the smallest of glove hooks as per this example.
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD



item reference 10171
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by Francis Webb, established in 1887 at 19 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1900
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB (How to buy)
Status RESERVED


item reference 10169
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by Crisford & Norris hallmarked for Birmingham 1907
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10167
Item description an all-silver late Victorian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin with rubbed Birmingham hallmark. This design was made in a number of sizes from a large boot hook to the smallest of glove hooks as per this example.
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10166
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin with rubbed Birmingham hallmark. This design was made in a number of sizes from a large boot hook to the smallest of glove hooks as per this example.
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10165
Item description an all-silver turn of the 19th Century glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1900
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10164
Item description an all-silver Edwardian glove hook by Adie & Lovekin hallmarked for Birmingham 1903. This design was made in a number of sizes from a large boot hook to the smallest of glove hooks as per this example.
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10163
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove hook by William Oliver, established in 1889 at Tenby Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1897
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10124
Item description a silver handled glove buttonhook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1914
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10127
Item description an Edwardian silver handled glove button hook by William Devenport, established in 1895 at 36 Spencer Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1908
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10130
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook  in a very pale lemon citrus colour with plated shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10135
Item description a ball agate mottle green stone glove button hook with plated shank
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10137
Item description this is almost a repeat of item ref 10136 but in a slightly darker amethyst colour
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10144
Item description  a banded agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank 
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10138
Item description an all-silver glove button hook in the form of a thistle by Crisford & Norris. The thistle symbol was much copied in jewellery of this period because of the association of Queen Victoria with the Scottish highlands. It is assayed for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10139
Item description an all-silver glove button hook with Citrine paste stone in the form of a thistle. The maker is Adie & Lovekin and is hallmarked Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 2 and 3/8 inches overall
Condition slight misalignment of the silver shank
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10157
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10158
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10162
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10161
Item description a ball topped cloisonné glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £30 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10159
Item description a banded agate miniature glove button hook with plated shank
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £7 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10156
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with steel shank
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10155
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10154
Item description an agate ball topped glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10153
Item description a banded agate  glove button hook with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10152
Item description an all-silver glove button hook in the form of a thistle by Crisford & Norris. The thistle symbol was much copied in jewellery of this period because of the association of Queen Victoria with the Scottish highlands. There are no assay marks
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10151
Item description an embossed gilt seal glove button hook with amethyst paste stone and gilt brass shank
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10150
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook, amethyst coloured with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10149
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook with paste Citrine cut stone in the form of a thistle. The maker is  Adie & Lovekin who along with Crisford & Norris made many of these novelty glove hooks at the turn of the 19th century. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1908
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10148
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook with facetted paste pale lemon stone in the form of a thistle. The maker is Crisford & Norris and is hallmarked for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10147
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook, amethyst coloured with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall 
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10146
Item description an -all silver glove button hook by unknown maker with inset amethyst stone
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10143
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook, amethyst coloured with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £14 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10142
Item description an all-silver glove button hook in the form of a thistle by Crisford & Norris. The thistle symbol was much copied in jewellery of this period because of the association of Queen Victoria with the Scottish highlands. It is assayed for Birmingham but the date letter is rubbed
Dimensions 1 and 5/8 inches overall
Condition minor bruise to the top of the thistle
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10141
Item description an embossed gilt seal glove button hook with uncut agate stone and gilt brass shank
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10140
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook  in a very pale lemon citrus colour with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10136
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook, amethyst coloured with plated shank
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £12 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10134
Item description a miniature glove button hook with plated shank attached to a dark lustre ball
Dimensions 1 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10133
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook  in pale lemon crystal colour with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10132
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook with pale Citrine paste stone in the form of a thistle. Although the hallmark is rubbed, the BHS has records of this item made by Crisford & Norris  between 1898 & 1914
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10131
Item description a facetted cut paste stone glove button hook  in clear crystal colour with gilt brass shank
Dimensions 1 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10129
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook with paste Citrine stone in the form of a thistle. The maker is  Crisford & Norris who made many of these novelty glove hooks at the turn of the 19th century. It is hallmarked for Birmingham but the date letter is rubbed
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £20 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10128
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook with paste amethyst stone in the form of a thistle. The maker is  Gourdel Vales & Co, established in 1880 at 57 Gt Marlborough Street, London. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1908
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £20 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10123
Item description a silver handled Victorian glove button hook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898. Note that item ref 10119 is the identical design but in all-silver construction and a different maker
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10125
Item description a silver handled Victorian glove button hook by Deakin & Francis, established in 1882 at 15/17 Regent Street Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898.
Dimensions 2 and 7/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10122
Item description a silver handled glove button hook by William Vale & Son, established in 1883 at 82 Unett Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1917
Dimensions 2 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10121
Item description  an Edwardian silver handled glove button hook by William Devenport, established in 1895 at 36 Spencer Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910
Dimensions 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10120
Item description a Victorian silver handled glove button hook by William Devenport, established in 1895 at 36 Spencer Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1898
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £6 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10119
Item description an all-silver Victorian glove button hook by Edward Souter Barnsley, established in 1887 at Frederick Street Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899. Note that item ref 10123 is the identical design silver handle but has a steel shaft and a different maker
Dimensions 3 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £8 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10117
Item description a gold glove button hook with "tigers eye" agate handle
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £40 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10116
Item description an all brass glove button hook with oak acorn terminal
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10114
Item description a brass handled miniature figural glove button hook with steel shank.
Dimensions 2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10110
Item description a silver and agate ladies boot glove buttonhook with brass shank. There are no assay marks or makers' mark
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10109
Item description a silver and agate ladies boot glove buttonhook with brass shank. There are no assay marks or makers' mark
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10108
Item description an all-silver and Montrose agate glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham with rubbed date letter
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10107
Item description an all-silver and agate glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1906
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10106
Item description a Victorian all-silver and agate glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin. Although the date letter is rubbed, this design is recorded in the Buttonhook Society records from 1893 onwards
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
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GBP / USD £16 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10105
Item description an all-silver and agate glove button hook with makers initials W J. Not only is this combination of initials unrecorded in the Silver Makers' Marks register, the design & style of the glove hook is also unrecorded. It is a good clear hallmark for Birmingham 1903
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £18 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10104
Item description a Victorian all-silver and agate glove button hook by Adie & Lovekin, hallmarked for Birmingham 1899
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition evidence of an old repair to the silver shank
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GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10103
Item description an Edward V11 all-silver and agate glove button hook by Crisford & Norris, hallmarked for Birmingham 1901
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10102
Item description an all-silver glove button hook by Henry Matthews, established in 1893 at Vittoria Street, Birmingham. It is hallmarked for Birmingham 1900
Dimensions 2 and 1/8 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £10 GB  
Status SOLD

item reference 10101
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook by Suckling Ltd, established in 1928 in Albion Street, Birmingham. The style of the glove hook is typical Art Deco which resonates with the date of the companies origins. A very rare example from this company and hallmarked for Birmingham 1936
Dimensions 2 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £15 GB  
Status SOLD


item reference 10100
Item description an all-silver glove buttonhook in the style of Charles Horner. This company was renowned for making items of jewellery, hat pins, thimbles and occasionally buttonhooks amongst many items of  production from 1885 to the early 1900's The makers mark on the glove hook appears to be ?.H. but the assay mark is for Birmingham 1902. Charles Horner factory was in Halifax and was known for using Chester assay for hallmarking his products. In the circumstances, I will describe this attractive little item to be "in the style of Charles Horner"!
Dimensions 2 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition good original
Photos
GBP / USD £25 GB  
Status SOLD


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