Tiny buttons were used in woman's fashions for many years on both shoes and gloves. Thus the invention of the button hook in order to fasten these very tiny buttons. Kid gloves with tiny buttons at the wrist were common in an era when gloves were always worn. The smaller glove hook was created just for this purpose. The hooks, which were generally less than a few inches long could be carried in a small handbag or pocket so that gloves could easily be removed and rebuttoned when out.
This glove hook is a perfect example of the type of hook a lady would use. It is made of sterling silver and comes from Birmingham, England. It is fully hallmarked with the maker - F. Webb Ltd.; the anchor for Birmingham; the Lion for England and a C date mark for 1902. It measures 2-3/4" long by approximately 1/2" wide at the handle. A nice feature is the loop and ring on the end. This could have been strung on a ribbon or chain. Or perhaps added to a chatelaine.
It's in very nice condition with some very slight wear. There are a couple of small flaws on the hook portion that appear to be scratches. The repousse handle is hollow and shows no dents or dings.
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