Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

ANTIQUE CONNECTION MALL
and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
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Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2013 All rights Reserv
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when new items are added, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE
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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 


     The Victorians had beautifully fashioned implements for every need. Their toiletry sets came in sterling, ebony, ivory and celluloid and they were decorative as well as useful.

   Many of their wonderful items would be useable today, but one tool for which we would have little use it the button hook.

 In spite of that fact, many collectors find them irresistible, with their elaborate handles and design.
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Button Hooks

 


 

  CATALOGUE Daniel Low & Co 1901
Showing "Floral Toilet Sets" in sterling, including mirrors, brushes, combs, nail files and button hooks priced from $1.00 to $10.75 each.

 Lovely lady wearing elbow length gloves.

CATALOGUE  Daniel Low & Co 1901 
Showing "Ebony Toilet Articles with Silver Mountings"

 

  STERLING matched vanity set including 5" scraper, 7-1/3" button hook, 6-3/4" file and 7" brush, circa 1890.   View 

    TWISTED sterling handled steel blade set of button hook and shoe horn in red leatherette case, each 6-3/4". (Missing from the set is a matching glove hook.) Circa 1920.   View   Handles   Hallmarks

  

 

Hooks were sold in sizes appropriate for both glove and shoe buttons. In the early 1880s a sewing machine used to attach buttons to high top shoes was invented. Shoe buttons themselves were usually made of fiber or glass.

When World War I made leather scarce, high top shoes went out of fashion taking button hooks along with them. 
 

HOOKS 6-3/4" button hook and 2-1/2" glove hook  

   For more information about the inventor and manufacturer of buttons, CLICK HERE

    GLOVE HOOK sterling handled with ornate design, 2-1/2".     

 

 Both glove and shoe button hooks were used in the same manner, and both require a bit of coordination to use.

Ladies kid gloves fit snuggly, and came in wrist, elbow and full length. Each length was appropriate for a particular outfit and event.

  GLOVE hook with ladies kid glove.   View

 

GLOVE hook with ladies kid glove.

 

CATALOGUE Unger Brothers 1904.  View

  UNGER Brothers catalogue, 1904, showing their selection of button hooks.

CATALOGUE Daniel Low & Co 1901
"Floral Toilet Sets", including mirrors, brushes, combs, nail files and button hooks priced from $10.75 to 1.00 each.

 

  

 

   STERLING handled button hook with purple rhinestone tip, 6".   View   View  #a51009

    STERLING aesthetic pocket knife style double glove and button hook, 2-1/3" closed, 4" open.  View   #51010

STERLING floral handled button hook, 6-1/2".   View   #a51008    

 

CATALOGUE Daniel Low & Co 1901
Showing several styles of button and glove hooks.

    CATALOGUE Daniel Low & Co 1901
Showing several styles of button and glove hooks.

  SET Unger Brothers 1904

 

HOOKS, top to bottom:
plastic handle, 5-1/4"
celluloid handle, 6-1/2"
celluloid handle, marked "La Reine", 7-1/2"
celluloid handle, 6-1/3"
 plastic handle with gold design, 7"
with plastic handle marked "Acwalite", 8-1/4"
 

    HOOKS
All circa 1920

   HANDLES   CLOSER VIEW

 

    HOOK for shoe buttons with black plastic handle, 7-1/4".

    HOOK for gloves with laminated handle, 3-3/4".    Closer View

HOOK 
black plastic handle, 7-1/4"
with laminated handle, 3-3/4" 

 

HOOK with plastic handle marked "Acwalite", 8-1/4".

ADVERTISING shoe button hooks, , top to bottom
"Hammersmiths- Galveston- Houston", 5-1/8"
"Givens Bros Shoe Co, 16 stores"
"John Wanamaker, New York", 5-1/3"

  HOOK plastic handle with gold design, 7".

 

   ADVERTISING "John Wanamaker, New York", 5-1/3".

  ADVERTISING "Givens Bros Shoe Co, 16 stores".

ADVERTISING "Hammersmiths- Galveston- Houston", 5-1/8". 

 

 

 

 

BOND STREET spats advertising button hook.  #a50678 

 

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.