Rabbits in art: revered as good-luck symbols for centuries

A William Edmondson limestone rabbit sculpture achieved $34,000 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2019. Image courtesy of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals and LiveAuctioneers.
A William Edmondson limestone rabbit sculpture achieved $34,000 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2019. Image courtesy of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The Chinese New Year will begin Sunday, January 22. It is the biggest holiday in China, giving its citizens seven days off from work to celebrate. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year in a 12-year cycle is associated with a particular animal sign, and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.

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Easter candy containers: better than the treats inside

This moss automotive candy container driven by a rabbit chauffeur and a duck passenger, both composition figures, is the kind of unusual example that serious collectors look for.
This moss automotive candy container driven by a rabbit chauffeur and a duck passenger, both composition figures, is the kind of unusual example that serious collectors look for. Bertoia Auctions image

NEW YORK — When it comes to Easter candy containers, the more unusual and unique, the better. Rabbits are, of course, closely associated with the holiday so it’s no surprise that rabbit candy containers are as copious as real-life rabbits. Holiday collectors seek unusual examples such as figures driving cars or being ridden by another figure.

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