Unknownlate 17th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Medallion of Point de France in a design showing the French royal sun contained within half-domed architectural structure, surrounded by stylized foliated garlands.

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  • Title: Medallion
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 17th century
  • Provenance: ex-collection: Mme. Jules Porgès
  • Exhibitions: Exposition Universelle Internationale, Paris, 1900.Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1906; reproduced: "Les Grandes Collections de Dentelles, Plate III, fig. 6.Exhibition: C.U.M., "The Greenleaf Collection, Textile Arts from the 16th to early 19th century," 22 Jan. – 9 May 1964, p. 15, no. 179.
  • Dimensions: H x W: 52 x 31 cm (20 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Reproduced: Lefébure, Auguste, "Dentelles et guipures. Paris: Edouard Rouveyre, Ed., 1904, p. 249, fig. 189.Lefébure, Ernest, "Les Points de France," trans. by Taylor-Johnston, Plate IAntiques, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 2, February 1965, p. 180, fig. 9, "Two Centuries of Needle Lace," by Christa C. Mayer.
  • Type: Medallion
  • Rights: Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf
  • Medium: Medium: linen Technique: needle lace