Boxing Dancing Hare and Moon Keyring
A wonderful hare boxes or dances under a full moon on this beautifully textured pewter key fob on a stainless steel ring based on the folk tale of the Salisbury Hare.
The Salisbury Hare
The Salisbury Hare is an old English folk tale originating from Wiltshire. The legend tells of a hare that dances during a full moon, and anyone who sees the hare dance is said to have good fortune for the rest of their days.
Boxing Dancing Hare
Although probably dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, the first recorded mention of the tale is from 1318 AD, when it appeared to a shepherd on Salisbury Plain named John Godwin. According to his account, the Hare’s dance was one of ever increasing speed in which the Hare would stamp its hindquarters whilst continually encircling him. It was believed the Hare only appeared to those of an innocent nature, whom the hare saw as vulnerable to tricksters and therefore in need of its protection.
The Salisbury Hare remained a popular Wiltshire folk legend for over 500 years and its invocation was used as blessing of good fortune.
Good Luck Gifts
Great housewarming gifts for nature lovers, this charming key ring could be a great Christmas stocking filler and the perfect little good luck or birthday gift.
The silver coloured boxing hare and moon is 4.6 cm (1.8”) in diameter. The stainless steel ring is 2.6 cm (1") round.
Each dancing hare key ring comes packaged in an organza bag.
Every Glover and Smith boxing hare key ring is handmade from polished, Solid lead free pewter which is non-tarnishing (that was the lead in old pewter) and completely nickel free.
Because our designs are all created in Solid metal, the surface of your dancing hare keyring will never flake like a silver plated keyring. To clean, simply wash with warm soapy water.
All G&S pewter hare designs are handmade exclusively by us in our own workshops in Salisbury, Wiltshire.