Opened in 1926 as a 100-room private club (and named The Cloister Inn), the Boca Raton Resort and Club reopened in 1930 after extensive renovations. After doing a tour of duty for the U.S. Army during World War II and providing "the most elegant barracks in history," when it reopened the club went through a series of owners, renovations and additions throughout the rest of the 20th century and is still in the 21st century one of south Florida's luxury destinations. Click here to visit the hotel's website.
This service plate is rarely available for sale. It is 10 3/4" in diameter and marked with the Scammell China backstamp for 1928-1930, and would have been part of the renovations and refurbishings when the resort reopened in 1930. It is in excellent condition and exudes glamour and exclusivity with its extensive use of metallic gold on the rim and as part of the decoration, which was fired on top of the underglaze decals.
It has no cracks or chips and very light use marks/scratches that can be seen on the images. There appears to be an area at the bottom of the design with some extra drips of color, also seen in the photos. For the most part the metallic gold is intact, though there are certainly some areas of rubbing and wear, though nothing to detract from the overall impression of the elegant piece.
Note: We have four of these plates. If you are interested in more than one, please contact us for more photos, if needed. All are in the same excellent condition with very minor flaws.