The paper leaves of the fan are painted with brilliant gouache, one side with officials and palace ladies in a garden. each of the figures' faces is inlaid, their clothing is applied in silk and we see most of the figures holding a fan. A motif that is repeated on the 16 individual panels of the ornate frame.
The backside shows a pair of magpies, a traditional symbol for a happy marriage, amidst auspicious flowers. To both sides the main images are framed by a decorative border with auspicious Buddhist objects. The fan comes complete in its fitted lacquer box that shows a gold lacquer decoration with a fan at the center of a floral pattern.
Shape: Fan shape
Dimensions: maximum width when unfolded is 51 cm, height of the fan is 28 cm, size of the box is 31 x 6 x 4.5 cm
Condition: very good condition with fresh colors, all inlays in place and only minor tears and little creases to paper
Provenance: Austrian private collection
尺寸：未展開時最寬處 51 厘米，扇高28 厘米，扇盒 31 x 6 x 4.5 厘米