A set of 2 Chinese bronze incense burners dating from the 19th century. The set contains 1 rectangular censer with floral designs on top and 2 sections in the interior, and the other square censer has a grate inside and has archaic writing on the top and sides which are also etched with flowers and landscape scenes.
Dimensions are: the larger square incense burner measures 2 1/2 inches tall X 2 3/4 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.
Condition: Both are in good condition with minor age wear.
Provenance: From the estate of Albert T Quon in Beverly Hills, CA. Mr. Quon was born in China and came to US as a teenager. He graduated from USC in 1928 and established a successful import/export business in both China and the US. He was the first Chinese American to purchase property in Beverly Hills. He also became the first Asian admitted to the Los Angeles Rotary Club, and the first Asian to serve on the Board of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He donated millions of dollars to his Alma mater, USC. There is a statue of him on USC campus and a classroom was named after him.
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