Art Deco or Art Nouveau 8" long sterling button hook marked "Sterling" and "Alvin", in that order. Normal scratching for age as silver is soft, but no dents. It is monogrammed "AND". The hook is steel, the handle is sterling.
Alvin Mfg. Co. began in 1886 in Providence, RI, and was founded by
William H. Jamouneau. Alvin Corporation has been owned by the Gorham Mfg. Co. since 1928. The company were manufacturers of sterling silver flatware, hollowware and toiletware.
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