ANTIQUE Meiji Bronze Figurine Japanese Bronze Dragon Incense Burner
Cast from bronze, this antique Meiji era Japanese ryu dragon figurine incense burner would make a unique home decor accent displayed on a home office desk, book shelf, or coffee table. The vintage metal three-toed dragon figure and cone incense pot are depicted in a swirl of waves. Dragons symbolize good fortune, happiness, strength and courage. In good antique condition, the bronze incense burner shows wear consistent with its age and use. The incense pot is missing its lid. , Nihon no ryu) are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore. Japanese dragon myths amalgamate native legends with imported stories about dragons from China, Korea and the Indian subcontinent. The style and appearance of the dragon was heavily influenced by the Chinese dragon, especially the three-clawed long dragons which were introduced in Japan from China in ancient times. Like these other East Asian dragons, most Japanese ones are water deities or kami associated with rainfall and bodies of water, and are typically depicted as large, wingless, serpentine creatures with clawed feet. 7 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4.