A Delightful Cast Silver Plate Charm Pendant Formed as a Running Hare


Origin: English
Period: Late Nineteenth / Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900
Length: 1.75 inches

Presenting a rather magical late Victorian period running hare, beautifully cast in intricate detail, which is seldom, if ever, found on more contemporary charms.

In many mythic traditions, hares are archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth. Digging deeper, we find hares are also contradictory, paradoxical creatures: symbols of both cleverness and foolishness, of femininity and androgny, of cowardice and courage, of rampant sexuality and virginal purity.

This charm is essentially a far more original, well-made and wonderful choice than the modern alternative.