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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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