Celtic Leaping Hare brooch
This solid silver brooch from Russel, Mithril Jewellery, is decorated with Celtic spirals and knotwork.
The Hare is approx. 4.5 cm long and 3 cm high.
Celtic peoples looked on the Hare as a creature with supernatural powers. This lonely creature was admired for strength, speed and was noted for being active at night and associated with the moon. They were seen as mysterious and magical, so thought of as an animal to be treated with caution.