Paper fan, mounted on rib and guard flat sticks, made of wood nicely lacquered and gold painted with elaborate human, geometric and floral designs. The paper part is made of two concentric bands, richly decorated on both sides with polychrome, gold and silver hand painted miniature scenes showing different characters on various situations. The heads of the characters are painted on ivory, and their garments are made of colored silk, all glued on the paper base. A bronze, loop, on which a silk decoration is attached, completes the fan structure. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Dimensions: length (closed) 29 cm, width (open) 54 cm. A few small parts of the paper part are unglued, but can easily be restored as they are still on the fan. Otherwise, the fan is in very good condition.