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    Posted 9 months ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    I just acquired two antique cast iron Japanese hares. This is the first of those two. This one, like all the other Japanese hares in my collection, is made of cast iron and has a bronze finish. As I've mentioned in my other posts, bronze was scarce in Japan over 100 years ago, so they cast their sculptures of cast iron and finished them to resemble bronze. This one is quite detailed, even it's paws are well defined on the bottom. It measures 10" long, 5 1/2" wide, 6" tall and weighs approximately 7lbs.

    Thanks for stopping in for a look!!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Thanks Rob! Yep, they've been multiplying for years now.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      Sometimes I like cast iron even more than bronze, like this one !~
    3. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Beautiful cast iron hare with great realistic hunched down pose
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Phil,
      Thank you very much! I totally agree.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thank so very much! I too love the pose of this one.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Rob,
      fortapache,
      Mrstyndall,
      Mary,
      Phil,
      Watchsearcher,
      Jenni,
      Kevin,
      dav2n01
      and
      aura
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by!!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      I really like how the Japanese go to the extra effort in detailing the pads and toes of the rabbit's feet. Nice one!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      kwqd,
      Thanks! This one is very similar to the one in your collection, only much larger. I too love the way the Japanese leave out no details.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Thomas,
      Vynil,
      BB2
      and
      kwqd
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Mary,
      Thank you very much for the love and for stopping by!!
    11. KinkiPlz KinkiPlz, 9 months ago
      10/10 super beautiful, its one of my favourite of all of your collection, congratulations !
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      KinkiPlz,
      Thank you so very much!! So glad you like this one as much as I do.
    13. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      More than twice as heavy and long as mine! How can you tell when they are Japanese?
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      The Japanese versions are pretty unmistakable. Most are cast iron and all have this same type of bronze finish. Not all are cast iron though. Some are actually bronze. These two actually came from Japan, as have most of my others.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      toolate2,
      Thanks very much for the love! Glad to see you drop in!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 9 months ago
      Lori
      and
      Kyra
      Thank you both so very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      He is quite amazing. Makes you want to scratch under his soft chin, his details are that good. What a find, Scott!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 months ago
      Thanks Eileen!! He's among my favorites for sure!
    19. Alfie21 Alfie21, 8 months ago
      This is one wise rabbit. You'll never get past without this rabbit's approval. Looks very content in it's surroundings. What a great find.
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 months ago
      Alfie,
      Thanks very much!! Yep, he's definitely very content looking. He's guarding the path to Mr. McGregor's garden:)
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 months ago
      Alfie
      and
      M
      mrcolorz,
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!

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