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    Posted 2 years ago

    jscott0363
    (436 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    It's been a while since I've posted a rabbit or hare, so, today we have a vintage Japanese made cast iron hare. It's made to look like bronze, but there was a reason for this. Back in the early part of the 20th century, bronze was difficult to come by in Japan, but iron was plentiful. They'd cast their sculptures in iron and color them to look as though they were bronze. This was a common practice in the early part of the 20th century in Japan. It's not in the best condition, but these are becoming more and more difficult to come across and I bought it while I had the chance. This rabbit measures 9" long, 4 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" wide.

    Thanks for stopping in for a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Such a stunning piece!! I love it! :)
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      He is lovely Scott! Your collection sure must be growing:)
    3. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Love it, goes with my Japanese rabbit/hare. You got the explanation of the metals used and finish exactly right. Mine has a bit of rust, so it confirms the iron content. Glad you are still around and posting Scott, Lisa as truthordare (one of my 9 lives). Ha ha!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous hare, wonderful textured detail - your collection is fantastic!
    5. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      so touchy feely fabilus scott
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Just looking at it, I would swear it was bronze. Nice item.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much Ken!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Judy!! I've packed away much of my collection and put in storage. But, I kept several pieces on display in our home.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Hi Lisa!!
      Thanks!!! Glad to see there's someone else out there with a love for these Japanese rabbits and hares. I have several in my collection and hope to add to that as time goes on. They're becoming more difficult to find.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Jenni,
      Thank you so very much!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      MALKEY,
      Thanks friend!! Hope you're doing well.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Toyrebel!!
      The Japanese artists did a fantastic job of simulating bronze. I'm a BIG fan of their work and have been for years.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Ken
      Thomas
      Michael
      Lisa
      Brian
      Phil
      Jenni
      MALKEY
      kwqd
      Toyrebel
      and
      Anik
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, the awesome comments and for stopping by!! Very much appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Roy
      Rob
      and
      Kevin
      Thank you guys for the loves and for stopping by!!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      A handsome hare this, Scott.
      I see these sort of sculptures from time to time for sale on Japanese sites, and they appear treasured. Even in japan, they call high prices now.
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen!! I got lucky with this one and landed it fairly inexpensively.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Karen
      and
      aura
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Mrstyndall for the love and for stopping by!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      raven3766
      and
      ho2cultcha
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Anna
      SEAN
      hunterqlee
      KinkiPlz
      truthordare
      and
      ho2cultcha
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!!

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