Commemorative fan for Lafayette's visit to America, 1824

French, for American market

Object Place: France, for American market


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

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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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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

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Oldham Collection