Antique Sterling Silver Button Hook Adie & Lovekin Birmingham


Brand Etsy

This is an antique sterling silver button hook that is hallmarked with the anchor, denoting the Birmingham assay office, the initials A & L.LD., which stand for Adie & Lovekin, and the Queens head. I cant make out the last hallmark, which might be a date letter or the lion. The Queens head, however, means that the piece pre-dates 1890 and the style of the Adie & Lovekin initials are known to have been used between 1889 and 1890. This antique sterling silver button hook is part of the collection of button hooks that was amassed by a long time collector. It is engraved with the initials TOM, either a monogram, or this belonged to someone by the name of Tom - it does have a rather masculine look to it. It measures 9 1/2 in length - the swirled end is made of sterling silver and has a length of 3 3/4 while the rest is steel. It weighs 52 grams (1.83 oz). It is in very good condition - could use more of a polish than I was able to effect.
This is a very attractive sterling silver button hook - wonderful addition to a collection!