1st item: Chinese Export silver compote, shaped bowl with paneled sides having raised bamboo, prunus blossom, rooster, figural and foliate decoration, raised on a dragon fish form standard, atop a round bamboo-decorated base. Unmarked. 5 5/8" H x 5" dia. 7.455 troy ounces. 2nd item: Gilt bronze dragon or foo dog with chased and raised decoration. 4 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 3rd item: Miniature gilt bronze censer with raised foo dog decoration to body and elephant head handles. 2 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W. 4th & 5th items: 2 bronze figures including a boy playing a flute (4 1/2" H) and a Chinese immortal with precious objects in his hands, remnants of polychrome paint (6 1/4" H). Both pieces have hollow concave bodies indicating they were formerly mounted atop a base. All pieces late 19th to early 20th century (immortal figure and censer possibly earlier). Provenance: East Tennessee collection, by descent from Edwin V. Hill, M.D., deceased 1969. Dr. Hill was a faculty member of Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools and served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. He collected Asian arts during his military tour in the Far East theatre, including China and Japan, prior to 1964. CONDITION: 1st item: Some bending to stem. One tip fin broken to fish. 2nd – 5th items: All overall good condition with wear. 4th & 5th items: Original bases not present, losses to polychrome paint on immortal figure.
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