The fan consists of a gilded plastic sticks
imitating tortoise-shell and hand painted paper fan-leaf
trimmed with metal spangles. The fan was mainly inspired by
the folding fan showing a courteous scene, Western Europe,
1770, the State Hermitage Museum. Colored graphics in
medallions were taken from the unmounted fan-leaf, c. 1782,
the British Museum and hand colored with water colors. Then
the fan-leaf was painted in gouache.