Commemorative fan of Lafayette
French, for American market
Object Place: France
28 x 43.6 x 2.7 cm (11 x 17 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.) fan open
Medium or Technique
Silk and bone painted, with metallic and silver paint and sequins
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Commemorative fan of Lafayette. Painted white silk leaf. Obverse: center medallion of Fame with tricolor sash holding wreath and blowing horn, blue and painted “sequin” border; crossed French and American flags with liberty cap on staff tied with ribbon to sides; floral motifs between; monogram “E D” (Elizabeth Derby, Salem?) to outsides; decorative border, painted “sequins”, colored foil and gilt details. Reverse: appliqued blue painted leaves. Narrow silvered band at top. Ivory sticks decorated with glit-silver. Diamond paste studs in rivet.