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Silver Leopard Button Hook
Reference: S1260
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1900
Silversmith: unmarked
Place: Probably Birmingham
Price: $ 120.00
Weight: 35 grams
Dimensions: 17.9 cm
Condition: Excellent. Some light wear from use and polishing.

Description: Delightful silver handled (hook is steel) boot button hook, shaped as a leopard's head, of exceptional quality. The cast leopard's head has fine detail, including the 4 teeth and tongue. Buttonhooks were an essential Victorian accessory, used for buttons on boots and tight fitting clothing. The only hallmark present is an English Lion passant, which is worn, but still visible.
Silver Leopard Button Hook
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Silver Leopard Button Hook
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