Length: 5 inches, 12.7 cm and 6 inches, 15 cm
Height: 3 inches, 7.7 cm and 6 3/4 inches, 17.2 cm

Pair of bronze okimono of rabbits

Japan, Taisho period, 1912 – 1926

A pair of bronze okimono of rabbits, the male rabbit depicted seated on its hindquarters with its ears sticking up diagonally, the female lying down with her ears lying along her back.  Both animals are covered in an even dark brown patina and are engraved with the two-character mark of Mitsumoto.

The term okimono in Japanese literally means “object for placement [on display]”.