1930s Vintage Treen Butter Pats or Paddles Hand Engraved with YFC – possible Young Farmers Club connections – 1932
A wonderfully rustic set of vintage wooden butter paddles, dating from the 1930s, hand engraved with initials or a mark for an organisation like the Young Farmer’s Club.
This is a primitive set of butter pats, which isn’t quite a pair and are very rustic in their nature. However, the personal engraved touch on the top of these paddles really sets them apart. It’s personal touch like these that drive my love for vintage and antique items. I don’t know the story behind these, but it’s likely these were either engraved as a gift for someone, or as a prize in a country fair. “YFC” stands for the Young Farmers Club, which was established in the 1920s, and these might have been given out as an award in a small, local club.
These are in fair condition for their age. They aren’t a matching pair, and there are stains and marks to the backs of both the paddles, plus old woodworm holes to one (which have been treated for reassurance). However, these imperfections are easily forgiven due to the personal touch the engraving adds to this piece. They have holes for hanging up, and so would look lovely as part of a country kitchen display.
Length, 31cm; Width, 8cm each
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