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    Posted 11 months ago

    kwqd
    (880 items)

    This cast iron Japanese rabbit covered box is 3.5" long by 3.25" high x 3" wide and has a Japan/Mountain label. It weighs just under 1.5 lbs. I liked this because it is small, but substantial and has a very nice example of a label that I see on old faux bronze Japanese cast iron. I suspect it has survived in such nice condition as the bottom is a slightly concave.The seller also accepted a significantly lower offer than the asking price. Not sure if this falls into the "okimono class" of Japanese cast iron, but I suspect it does.

    I have not been able to identify which foundry uses this label. I am guessing that is it is probably nambu tekki. Made perhaps 1920s-1950s with a WWII gap in the middle of that.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Kevin I just love your bronze rabbit box, great photo angles - its face is adorable!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Wonderful “old” bunny, looks to be sleeping with his ears down…
      Just looking at him gives off a calming effect…
    3. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Jenni! It is a cutie, for sure!

      Thanks for your comments, Eileen! It is a very Zen bunny, I agree...

      Thanks for loving my cast iron bunny okimono aura, valentino97, FreshAir, Ben, Vynil33rpm, Eileen, Thomas, ho2cultcha, Jenni, BHIFOS, fortapache, blunderbuss2, dav2no1 and bobby725!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks mikelv85!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks Karen and tomflyer!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks vcal and rhineisfine!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Thanks vcal and rhineisfine!

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