A limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered pieces worldwide.
Coupled with its sociable nature, the rabbit’s responsibility, efficiency and humility stand it in good stead for the coming year. 24K gilded pewter rabbits stand alert against a repeating wan or ‘ten thousand years’ longevity pattern incised in a satin finish pewter parabolic disc.
Stylised waves, rocks and clouds provide a dramatic backdrop in crimson composite resin. Considered together, the plaque’s bold disc and its rectilinear frame reference the Chinese concept of the dome of heaven and the earthly plane, with its allusions to universal harmony.
Folk tales recount the oriental zodiac's origins with the story of the Great Race, called by the deity the Jade Emperor to assign each year in the 12-year cycle an animal in the order they reached him by crossing a river. First past the post was the Rat, then the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.