Group of 3 bronze Chinese scholar's table items. 1st group: Two rectangular shaped plaques with wooden stands, one side having raised dragon decoration with four character marks to the center, reverse side with archaic symbols. Plaque: 4 3/8" H x 2 1/4" W ea. Stand: 3 1/2" H x 27/8" W ea. 3rd item: Bronze brush rest in the form of a mountain range with five mountain peaks, 4 1/4" H x 7" W x 1 5/8" D. Late 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: Plaques overall very good condition with some oxidation. Damage to brackets of both stands. Small hole to back of brush holder.
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