Group of Chinese export silver items including a pair of small goblets with scenic, figural and shield decoration and marks for Hung Chong (late 19th-early 20th century); one (1) napkin ring with raised decoration, also marked for Hung Chong, monogammed; and one (1) silver salt cellar having shou symbol decoration and figural dragon feet, marked on the base. Cobalt glass liner. Items range in size from 1 1/8" H to 2 7/8" H. 4.090 total troy ounces. 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: All items overall good condition with expected wear. Some chipping to cobalt liner.
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