the collection of fans with Chinese painting, besides of considering
the creator, one should also consider whether characters of the
drawing be coincided with the story, the scene presented in the
drawing be vivid and unique, the calligraphy in the fan be accurate
and eye-catching. Normally the merit and price between a quality
fan and an ordinary fan are much different. Additionally, the delicate
frame of the fan is also one factor contributing to the merit of
the fan. One should go for quality in stead of quantity in the collection.
The aesthetic merit and collecting merit of fan is equally worthwhile
to the collection of jewelry and old jade.