Gorham "Palm Beach" Vermeil Serving Spoon
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Expressive of its namesake place in a variety of ways, "Palm Beach" was a limited line produced by Gorham around 1900. This example is an 8 1/2" long, heavy, 2.4 T. oz., serving spoon.
The handle is formed like a palm tree trunk, while the backside of the bowl portrays the full spray palm fronds that cap the trunk.
The entire piece is vermeil, save for the background behind the leaves, which remains silver. The gold could imply both the prosperity associated with Palm Beach, and the brilliance of the sun in Florida.
There is a script "ELB" monogram in the bowl interior.
The condition is flawless. There is no wear, damage, or loss of the gold finish.
Marks are the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" and "Sterling."