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Hand-Carved 1930s Pewter and Wooden Platter – Artistry from the Evening Classes of J.H Kirby

Step back in time with our hand-carved 1930s pewter and wooden platter, a unique testament to craftsmanship. Bearing a label documenting its creation by the cousin of Grampy Kirby (JH Kirby) during evening classes in London, this platter blends vintage charm with family artistry. Elevate your dining experience with this distinctive piece, where history and craftsmanship meet.


Availability: 1 in stock

  • Era 1930s
  • Bust
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Label
  • Fabric
  • Condition Good
  • Best fit

    The best fit is a recommendation only. Please refer to other measurements for accurate fitting.

Enjoy the craftsmanship of this hand-carved 1930s pewter and wooden platter. This unique piece bears the label ‘made in the late 1930s by the cousin of Grampy Kirby (JH Kirby) while attending evening classes in London.’ The platter is a testament to both skill and familial artistry, showcasing a blend of pewter and wood that adds a touch of vintage elegance to any table setting or as a display piece for your home.

Key Features:

  • 1930s Craftsmanship: Experience the artistry of the 1930s with this hand-carved platter, a relic of skill and dedication.
  • Pewter and Wood Fusion: The combination of pewter and wood creates a distinctive aesthetic, making this platter a unique and visually appealing addition to your collection.
  • Grumpy Kirby’s Legacy: Crafted by the cousin of Grampy Kirby (JH Kirby), this platter carries a family’s history.
  • Label on the Back: The presence of a label on the back adds a personalised touch, recounting the platter’s origin in the late 1930s.

For Collectors and Art Enthusiasts:

Perfect for those who appreciate the intersection of family heritage and craftsmanship, this hand-carved platter is a unique treasure.

Elevate Your Dining Experience:

Add a touch of 1930s elegance to your table with this one-of-a-kind pewter and wooden platter, a conversation piece and functional work of art.


Length: 40cm

Width: 23cm

Condition Report:

This piece is in great vintage condition. There is small nick in the pewter, but it does not detract.

Kindly be aware that our items are vintage and antique, imbued with character and history. As a result, they are not in new condition, and the presence of some flaws adds to their unique charm. Please view items carefully before purchase any obvious flaws or issues will be described in the product description and or shown in the product photos.

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Why buy vintage?

Sustainable and unique clothing

Ashwell & Co take inspiration from the past to create a unique vintage shopping experience, with sustainability, slow fashion and individuality at the heart of what we do.

From 1930s bias cut gowns to 1940s tea dresses; 1960s mod suits to 1970s dagger collar shirts, our carefully curated collection of vintage fashion caters for a wide variety of tastes, sizes and budgets.

Each vintage piece has been handpicked for our rails and sourced exclusively within the UK by our co-founder Kate.

From iconic design pieces such as Ossie Clark, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin, to everyday essentials, each piece of clothing is chosen as the best example of its era, whilst also keeping an emphasis on wearability and current trends.


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