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 )
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.
Gift of Mr. A. Gordon Norrie, in the name of Eloise Lawrence Breese
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"
Olson, Roberta J. M. "A selection of European paintings and objects." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 182-187.
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