This Japanese vintage Seto-yaki glazed okimono or statue is made in the form of a rabbit and her babies. Rabbits are hugely a part of Japanese history, culture, symbolism and art. It is inscribed on the bottom in great detail by the artist, and we will work on finding just who that is, most likely it is the mark of the artist and kiln. It is a handmade piece with very nice form and detail. It is glazed with a thick white hand-poured glaze. They have great expressions with adorable pink eyes and nose and cute whiskers. The statue is probably about 30 - 40 years old, but more to come on that along with the mark. It is in great condition no cracks or chips and looks brand new. It is a good size piece for cabinet display:
SIZE: Lenght 8.4 inches or 21.33 cm, Width 3.7 inches or 9.39 cm, Height 5.2 inches or 13.20 cm. Weight 940 grams about one lb.
Please see our other okimono and ornament in the store, many by different makers, ages, sizes, motif and color. They are found in several different categories including Fine Art, Sculptures; and others under Porcelain and Pottery, the easiest way to find them all at once is to search 'okimono' or statue at the top right or center of the page.
The following is an excerpt from a blog we found called the Tsuku blog about Rabbits: Not only are rabbits popular pets there was a veritable house-rabbit craze in the Meiji Period. Most schools and kindergartens keep them in a pen outdoors, to teach kids about responsibility and caring for living creatures. Besides being symbols of peace, docility and cuteness, they are also considered to be lucky. Importantly, hares were also considered symbols of fertility as they are in most of the rest of the world. The moon has also been considered to be deeply connected to pregnancy and childbirth. Thus, the moon, a God of Conception and Childbirth, with a servant, the symbol of fertility- the hare – are a natural combination.It is because of this connection with fertility and abundant offspring that the ancient they have long said that there is a rabbit on the moon.
Please see our other okimono and ornament in the store, by different makers, ages, sizes, motif, and color. They are found in several different categories including Fine Art, Sculptures; and the easiest way to find them all at once is to search 'okimono' or statue in the box at the top of the page.
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