A sterling silver punch bowl presented to Milton Berle by the Lambs Club
Made by Durham, mid-20th century. Engraved "Presented to / Milton Berle / By The Lambs / At Their Spring Gambol / April 10, 1965." The Lambs Club, an organization for actors and others involved in the theater, was founded in New York in 1874. Berle joined the club in 1954 after being blackballed for many years by longtime Lambs member Bert Lahr (perhaps best known today as The Cowardly Lion), with whom he had a feud dating back to the 1930s.
7 1/4 x 11 in. diameter; 49 oz. troy