Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Folding Button Hook Necklace

Regular Price
£130.00 GBP
Sale Price
£130.00 GBP
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
6321

Antique Edwardian silver folding buttonhook pendant strung on a new sterling silver chain. The piece has a number of hallmarks indicating the piece was hallmarked in Birmingham, England.

 

Buttonhooks were used to guide a button through the loop on gloves and shoes. Victorian and Edwardian women wore their gloves very snugly no doubt to emphasis their dainty wrists. During World War I leather become scarce high top shoes went out of fashion taking button hooks along with them.   

 

HALLMARKS

Anchor (Birmingham), Lion, Letter (unfortunately the letter isn't clear). Makers Mark - 'AL Ld' Adie & Lovekin Ltd, Alfred Lovekin, Frederick Street, Birmingham

 

WEIGHT

5.29g

 

MEASUREMENTS

The glove hook measures 1.2cm / 3.2" (closed) and 5.2cm / 2" (open) in length. The pendant hangs from a new extendable sterling silver chain measuring 40.6cm - 45.7cm / 16"-18” chain.

 

SKU

6321

Antique Edwardian silver folding buttonhook pendant strung on a new sterling silver chain. The piece has a number of hallmarks indicating the piece was hallmarked in Birmingham, England.

 

Buttonhooks were used to guide a button through the loop on gloves and shoes. Victorian and Edwardian women wore their gloves very snugly no doubt to emphasis their dainty wrists. During World War I leather become scarce high top shoes went out of fashion taking button hooks along with them.   

 

HALLMARKS

Anchor (Birmingham), Lion, Letter (unfortunately the letter isn't clear). Makers Mark - 'AL Ld' Adie & Lovekin Ltd, Alfred Lovekin, Frederick Street, Birmingham

 

WEIGHT

5.29g

 

MEASUREMENTS

The glove hook measures 1.2cm / 3.2" (closed) and 5.2cm / 2" (open) in length. The pendant hangs from a new extendable sterling silver chain measuring 40.6cm - 45.7cm / 16"-18” chain.

 

SKU

6321

Free delivery & Gift Wrap on Global orders.


UK

- Sent tracked by the Royal Mail.
2-3 working days delivery time.

- Next Working Day delivery option available at checkout.

International

- Free shipping sent tracked by the DHL / Parcel Force 5-7 Working Days.

- Express delivery option available at checkout.

*Made to Order

Most "Made to Order" pieces require 2-3 weeks to be handmade.

More info >

Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.

Learn More

A pink opal pendant, small gold heart and turquoise star set ring sitting in front of lilac flowers.

Have you met The Wren?

How to Clean your Jewellery?

Vintage & Antique Jewellery?