For Summer 2022, British jewellery company Bunney presents The Rabbit Coin Bank.
This season we launch a series of charm bracelets, necklaces and rings featuring a number of icons featured across the Bunney brand.
The coin bank is the most recognisable icon of all – the Rabbit, or Bunny. Made from Sterling Silver, The Rabbit Coin Bank stands at 22.5cm tall and weighs an impressive 1.6kg.
THE RABBIT COIN BANK 2022 925 Sterling Silver with hand-engraved and chased details
– 925 Sterling Silver
– Door at base
– Eyes as Large Onyx
– Selective Rose Gold plating for the inside the ears
– Selective Rose Gold plating for the nose
– Bearing large hallmark, including the celebration jubilee hallmark
We look to evermore increase the selection of unusual articles at Bunney; especially with regards to gifting, which we believe to be one of the most important aspects in working with precious metals. The prestige of rites of passage and special occasions have long been emphasised through the fine art of gift gifting. Important events in life like birth, marriage and coming of age events are given extra emphasis with carefully considered gifts. The tradition of gifting coin banks or money boxes to new-born children was particularly popular in the Victorian era and in revisiting this tradition we hope to give this custom new life.
The Rabbit Coin Bank is the third in a series of large commercial sterling silver pieces produced by Bunney. Previous collectable coin banks were the result of close work with Peanuts (a large seated Snoopy) , and more recently Pokemon (A large seated Pikachu).
Each coin bank is handcrafted in the Birmingham workshops, with fur and other details added by a chaser and hand engraver, then finished with a polish, before being hallmarked at the Assay Office.
This new addition to the Bunney family will preview at Dover Street Market New York to coincide with Frieze New York 2022.