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Benign, compassionate, ever-watchful, the nurturing rabbit surveys the year ahead. 24K gilded pewter. Stylised motifs of waves, rocks and clouds decorate the base of crimson composite resin.
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.