American Eagle Motif

Description
Part of a set of six, this Valenciennes bobbin lace medallion focuses on the American eagle motif. Two other medallions with the Belgian lion coat-of-arms, two with the municipal shield of Ruysselede (Ruiselede) in the Belgian province of West Flanders; and another with the American eagle complete the set. See a similar motif in TE*E383967. Belgian lace makers made these laces during World War I.
Location
Currently on loan
made during
1916-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
depicting shield
United States
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
ID Number
TE*T14222B
catalog number
T14222B
accession number
273245
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Lace
War Laces
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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