Vintage Wicker Lacquer Figural Rabbit Bunny Basket Box MCM 1960s Shanghai China

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PALM BEACH ESTATE FIND!! Vintage Shanghai Handicrafts Collection lacquer& wicker rabbit shaped lidded trinket box. Midcentury era (circa 1960s) Chinese export. It has a fitted lid, four wooden feet and two glass eyes. The basket is tightly woven of fine wicker and is natural brown in color with a shiny finish. The basket exterior is in excellent vintage condition with hardly any age-related wear. The interior of the box has some cracks and chips to the yellow lacquer (see photo). Remnants of original label on the underside. Measures approximately 12” from nose to tail and 8” high. Please ask any and all questions prior to offer or purchase.

The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. In the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty. People who are born in the year of the rabbit are calm and peaceful. They avoid fighting and arguing at all times, but are artistic and have good taste in life. This is why they pay close attention to small details and make sure everything is done correctly.