1st item: Chinese bronze silver inlaid censer with wooden cover, footed base, shaped handles, silver inlay to body and handles, archaic design pattern, Chinese markings to base underside, 4" H x 6 1/2" W x 4 1/4" D. 4th item: Chinese bronze bottle form vase having incised fretwork decoration to the neck and two medallions to body that contain Arabic script, 5 7/8" H. 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: From the collection of Emil Sigmund Fischer (1865 – 1945). Born in Vienna, Fischer was a banker and world traveler, moving to Shanghai, China in 1894. He moved to New York City from 1899 to 1906 and then later returned to China, settling in Tientsin, working as an importer and exporter. During World War II, he was held as a prisoner by the Japanese beginning in 1941 until his death in 1945. He wrote two travel books titled "Guide to Peking and Its Environs "(Tientsin, 1909) and "Travels in China, 1894 – 1940" (Tientsin, 1941). Descended through the family of Emil Fischer. References: NYT, March 2, 1945, "The United States in Asia, A Historical Dictionary" by David Shavit, 1990, pp. 166-167 and Ancestry.com. Condition: Items in overall very good condition. Old finial to wooden cover missing, a couple of dents to underside base edge.
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