TX: signed by raising at upper right in French <P de Soete>, raised at lower center <LE VAINQUEUR>, embossed below in French <FISCHACH[?] // ÉPREUVE D'ARTISTE // [hallmark]>, at rear upper center <HOMMAGE D'ADMIRATION / ST JAMES / 20 MARS 1947 / À MICHELINE LANNOY>
CM: Born 30 June 1925, Micheline Lannoy was a Belgian figure skater. She, with her partner Pierre Baugniet, won the pair skating event at the European Championships in 1947, the World Championships in 1947 and 1948, and the Winter Olympics1948. Lannoy and Baugniet along with Robert von Zeebroec are the three Belgians (bronze medal in 1928) to earn distinction in figure skating at the Olympics. Presumably this is the medal for the 1947 Figure Skating World Championship in Toronto, Canada.
[Megakles Rogakos 12/2008]
CATALOGUE Pierre de Soete Rétrospective Exhibition 1950 Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens