Commemorative fan for Lafayette's visit to America, 1824

French, for American market
1824


Object Place: France, for American market

Dimensions

28.2 x 46.6 x 3 cm (11 1/8 x 18 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.257

Medium or Technique

Silk; painted with silver leaving and steel piqué work, and ivory carved and pierced with gilt-silver, and diamond paste studs in metal rivet

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted green silk leaf. Design: center vignette “Welcoming Lafayetter to Our Shores” with gilt border, flanked by two monograms “SD” (Sarah Derby?), two classical vignettes with gilt borders, French and American flags crossing staff with Phrygian cap and tied with bow; floral swags above, decorative blue and gilt border, silvered binding at top. Carved and pierced ivory sticks decorated with gilt-silver and steel piqué work. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection