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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Carnelian Banded Agate Button Hook - Birmingham - 1897 #b922

Regular price $80.00
This is a marvelous antique Victorian banded agate button hook!

This beautiful little button hook would have been used by a Victorian lady to button and unbutton all those tiny dress, shoe and glove buttons that were in style during the Victorian era. It features a gorgeous red banded carnelian agate handle with luscious bands of reddish orange, caramel and white, and a sterling silver hook. The hook has lovely chased designs where it connects to the agate handle and has a complete set of British hallmarks on one side. It's a rare and exquisite piece, and quite collectible!

The hook measures about 2 1/2 inches long, 5/16 inch wide and weighs 3.2 grams. It has a full set of British hallmarks on the side of the hook which include, a maker's mark of "C&N" for Crisford & Norris Ltd (who manufactured silver during this time period), a lion symbol for sterling silver, a lowercase letter "x" for the year 1897 and a sideways anchor symbol for Birmingham.

This superb button hook would make a fantastic addition to an antique Victorian collection! It's the perfect piece for lady war reenactors to add to their period clothing collections. It would also make a fine gift for the person who loves sewing or fabric arts. It's a superb antique collectible in marvelous condition!

SIGNED: FULL SET OF BRITISH HALLMARKS THAT INCLUDES A MAKER'S MARK OF C&N FOR CRISFORD & NORRIS LTD, A LION SYMBOL FOR STERLING SILVER, A LOWERCASE LETTER X FOR THE YEAR 1897 & A SIDEWAYS ANCHOR MARK FOR BIRMINGHAM

SIZE: APPROX 2 1/2 INCHES LONG AND 5/16 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 3.2 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE. IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION AND SHOWS VERY WELL!!

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Materials: sterling silver,925 silver,red banded agate,carnelian agate

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