Great Seal of the United States Motif

Description
The Great Seal of the United States, often used in American decorative arts, provided the design inspiration for this Mechlin bobbin lace. It was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was likely intended to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 6 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm
place made
Belgium
depicting shield
United States
ID Number
TE*T16115E
catalog number
T16115E
accession number
297965
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

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