Group of 2 Chinese bronze items with Arabic script. 1st item: Bronze Chinese censer on tripod feet having three medallions to body that contain Arabic script. 6 character Hsuan Te mark to base, 3 1/4″ H x 6″ W overall. 2nd item: Covered Chinese bronze round box, the top with embossed Arabic script and incised flower decoration, 2″ H x 3 7/8″ dia. 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: All items overall very good condition.
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