Beautifully decorated and shaped rabbit holds leafy branch.
Adornd with faceted blue Chalfedony.
Perfect hand-finished patina.
Comes on a sterling 18" chain.
China:The Moon Rabbit was brought to the moon by Chang’e, a woman who accidentally took too much of the Pill of Immortality and floated to the moon.
Japan & Korea:The Moon Rabbit was once studying Buddhism with a fox and a monkey. To test their faith, the Emperor of the Heavens asked them to bring him food. The fox caught a fish, and the monkey returned with fruit. The rabbit, who could find nothing but grass, jumped into a fire and offered himself. The Emperor was touched by its commitment, and appointed the rabbit as the guardian of the moon.
What is the rabbit pounding in the mortar?
China:Chinese herbal medicine to make elixir for Chang’e.