LOS ANGELES SPOONS
Oranges were a very expensive delicacy around 1900, and the Los Angeles
area was known as a major producer of the sweetest fruit.
Spanish missionaries brought orange trees to Arizona about 1710,
and the Franciscans did the same in San Diego, California, in
1769. An orchard was planted at the San Gabriel Mission around 1804
and a commercial orchard was established in 1841 near present-day Los
Orange symbols on spoons are very common.
A small sampling of the many varieties of sterling spoons from Los
Angeles that feature oranges.
Commonly called the Orange Goddess.
The bowl is frequently customized to different areas.
Nice engraved orange bowls
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