Small Red Banded Agate Handled Button Hook Antique Edwardian c1910

Mike Loveday

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This beautiful and wonderful Edwardian era button hook with a handle of polished red banded agate is a work of art and would make a great addition to any collector. The small hook was more than likely used to fasten the myriad tiny buttons on gloves. The handle is made of vibrant red banded agate and is a work of art in itself- the colours vary from reddish-brown, chocolate brown to deep orange to cream and white, with a little pale yellow. The banded colours are quite striking. The hook features a hand chased screw style pattern to cap. ( please see pictures ) 

Dimensions 6 x 0.3 x 0.6 cm or 2.3 x 0.1 x 0.2 inches 
Weight 5.9 grams or 3.7 pennyweight