Posted 3 years ago
Just acquired this lovely old button hook which is 1-15/16" long closed. One side features bamboo with birds and the other side has a guy who, I assume, is the god of the bamboo forest. The sides appear to be highly detailed die-stampings in the style of Japanese applique metal-work. The details have been resist-plated with gold, silver, and copper. The steel hook works on a spring like a pocket knife blade. No identifying marks. My uneducated guess is that it is 75 to 100 years old.
Any info appreciated.