Group of four (4) Chinese snuff bottles including a pair of blue and white porcelain bottles with figural decoration, two (2) reverse painted bottles with figural and landscape decoration plus one (1) clear glass snuff bottle having a monogram within a shield. Ranging in size from 2" H to 3 1/8" H. All 20th century. 5 total items. 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 very good condition and all missing original stoppers.
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