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Japanese Antique "Moon Rabbit" Usagi Beautiful Eyes Unusual Pose One-of-a-Kind

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From our recent Japanese acquisition travels and coming from an important Japanese collector of rabbit usagi sculptures A one-of-a-kind "moon rabbit" and in an unusual pose. It is accompanied by its important original signed collector storage box tomobako and likely originates from Japan's ancient historic Bizen kiln. This is a remarkable Japanese larger scale thick hand potted terracotta rabbit and comes with attractive design details: notice the carefully sculpted beautiful eyes, nose, and fine fur lines- signatories of a talented Japanese artisan. The original surfaces with dark patina, craquelure from age, lacquered surface areas, appropriate and original firing lines, early 20th century- a rare survivor from Taisho period. Sourced from a large Southern Japanese collection recently. Dimensions: 9 inches tall and 6.5 inches length Only one available About the Moon Rabbit: The moon rabbit or moon hare is a figure in Asian folklore who lives on the Moon, based on pareidolia interpretations that identify the markings of the Moon as a rabbit or hare. The folklore originated in China and then spread to other Asian cultures. The folklore rabbit is seen sometimes seen pounding with a mortar and pestle, but the contents of the mortar differ among Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore. In Chinese folklore, the rabbit often is portrayed as a companion of the Moon goddess Chang'e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; but in Japanese and Korean versions, the rabbit is pounding the ingredients for rice cake. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.     

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  • Dimensions
    H 9 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 4 in.H 22.86 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289216451641
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