Monogrammed Fan Leaf with Designer’s Name

Description
This fan leaf is monogrammed A for Belgian King Albert I and E for Queen Elisabeth surmounted by the Belgian royal crowns and encircled by laurel as a symbol for victory. The dates 1914-1915 are on a shield held by the Belgian Lion in the center of the fan leaf below the Belgian and American flags. The names of the designer Juliette Wytsman, and the manufacturer and dealer Maison Daimeries-Petitjean are worked into the design. The fan leaf is an example of fine quality Point de Gaze needle lace made by Belgian lace makers during World War I. The fan leaf has never been mounted to fan sticks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
fan leaf
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1915-1916
inscribed in lace
1915
1914
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
described
Albert I King of Belgium
Elisabeth Queen of Belgium
manufacturer
Maison Daimeries-Petitjean
designer
Wytsman, Juliette Trullemans
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
needle lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 17 in; 12.7 cm x 43.18 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*E383969
catalog number
E383969
accession number
172208
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
Art
Flags
Cotton
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages
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