A delightful and amusing Japanese Imari study of a seated rabbit dating from the late Meiji period, early 20th century. The Rabbit, made in porcelain has a dis-proportionate head to body and with short limbs. The rabbit sits on his haunches with its head along with one ear raised while the other ear lies flat. It holds its front paws up and has molded facial features with the eyes painted in black and yellow. The back of the rabbit is hand painted in typical Imari palette with floral designs set amidst patterned roundels with trailing ribbons. The rabbit has a white glazed ground with an unglazed base and is not marked.
Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market, from a collection of blanc de chine figures.
In good condition.