Wood, paper, ribbon
closed: 11 x 1 x 1 in. ( 27.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm ) open: 18 x 11 x 1 in. ( 45.7 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: above image of Marie Antoinette: "Marie Antoinette Reine de France, née a Vienne le 2 Nov.bre 1755" engraved: above image of Lafayette: "M. le Marquis de laFayette Commandant de la Garde Nationale Parisienne"
Brisé fan with pierced wooden guards and sticks with serrated tips; three applied paper medallions with engravings of Marie Antoinette, an allegory of French patriotism, and the Marquis de Lafayette; sticks joined by multicolored ribbon.
According to the accession records, this fan was carried by "a Miss Bogert" at the reception and ball in honor of General Lafayette held at Castle Garden on September 14, 1824. Eloise Lawrence Breese, in whose name this fan was given, was Miss Bogert's great niece.
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
Gift of Mr. A. Gordon Norrie, in the name of Eloise Lawrence Breese
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