GlitzQueen Antique and Vintage Jewelry
Home

 

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling (2)

    detailed search

2 Antique Cherub Sterling Button Hooks 1885 and 1906

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1910   item# 1275441

2 Antique Cherub Sterling Button Hooks 1885 and 1906
 click for details

GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$150, reduced from $200.
Free U.S. Priority Shipping & Gift Wrap if Desired. 

A matching pair of antique button hooks in this much-coveted cherub design can take ages to find, so we're offering these together (but will consider selling separately, if you prefer). Both are hallmarked for Birmingham. The smaller (7 3/4" to hook clothing and gloves) was made in 1895 and maker-marked C or G, while the larger (11" to hook shoes and boots) was made in 1906 and maker-marked H M.

Their elaborate repousse sterling handles formed over wax have taken a few small dings over the past century-plus, but thankfully nothing serious. Each side is identical, apart from the direction in which the hooks face. Naturally the shank and hook portions are of fine English steel hallmarked as such.

As you know if you collect Victorian and Edwardian vanity silver, items patterned with cherubs (or angels, if you prefer) are the most desired.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift-wrap is always free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Fine Victorian or Edwardian Silver & Ivory Paper Knife

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1910   item# 133048

Fine Victorian or Edwardian Silver & Ivory Paper Knife
 click for details

GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$195.
Free U.S. Priority Shipping & Gift Wrap if Desired. 

Layaway terms are available for this and all our items priced over $150. Just e-mail and we'll arrange a schedule that works well for you.

This large and gorgeous antique paper knife (aka letter opener) has been in my own collection for about a dozen years. It was quite expensive, even then, and I'm totally wasting it; in the chaos of my desk, it seldom sees use and often vanishes entirely! For someone who keeps an immaculate desk, this will be a thing of beauty and a joy forever!

Acquired at a major London antiques fair, it measures slightly more than 10" long, with an ivory blade almost 1" wide and a bulbous pear-shaped handle 1 1/2" at its widest. The handle is comfortably weighted, probably with the tarlike substance (tar?) over which such shapes were molded. The juncture of handle and blade is gorgeously decorated with an applied 1"-wide strip of hand-worked repousse silver. I believe all the metal is unmarked sterling; certainly it's high-grade silver. Relatively minor dings attest to its age, which I judge to be 19th century, though the form persisted into early Edwardian times.

There's no charge for insured U.S. delivery, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift-wrap is always free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!


Return To Top

PAGE: 1 


member, TROCADERO © 1998-2014 All Rights Reserved
Home Join Shops Map Terms Help