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Japanese Antique Bronze Rabbit Mother and Baby Family Group Usagi

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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 bronze rabbit family group with fine details, a mother and baby rabbit. . Signed. This is a remarkable Japanese larger scale bronze sculpture 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 original dark patina from appropriate age. Sourced from a large Southern Japanese collection recently. Dimensions: 7 inches tall and 7.5 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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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1915
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x W 7.5 in. x D 6 in.H 17.78 cm x W 19.05 cm x D 15.24 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289217841251
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