Japanese silver dragon-form censer of superb quality stars at Heritage, May 16

Meiji period Japanese silver dragon-form incense burner or censer, estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Meiji period Japanese silver dragon-form incense burner or censer, estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com
Meiji period Japanese silver dragon-form incense burner or censer, estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com

DALLAS ‚ÄĒ The Japanese silver incense burner that leads Heritage Auctions‘ Tuesday, May 16 Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu Signature¬ģ Auction is a giant among dragons. Created from nearly 45 pounds of 99% pure silver and accented with eyes of more than 22k gold, the piece, which hails from the Meiji period, holds an estimate of $50,000-$70,000 and is steeped in mystery.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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