Grouping of five (5) Asian scrolls including two (2) framed silk scrolls depicting a landscape with figures on a bridge, one (1) unframed silk scroll depicting immortals, one (1) unframed silk scroll depicting warriors on horseback, and one (1) paper scroll having red ground, green border and calligraphy. Ranging in size from 39" H x 12 1/4" W to 65 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W. 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: Some staining and discoloration of silk on framed scrolls. Larger unframed silk scroll overall good condition, some scattered staining. Smaller unframed silk scroll with creasing and light scattered staining. Paper scroll with creasing and losses to lower margin and light scattered all over losses.
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