This is a fabulous Chinese bronze box. Complete with all of the wonderful red and green patination that you would expect of a nice old piece that hasn't been polished in quite some time. It has a lovely blue enameled interior and a wonderful raised floral relief which covers the entire exterior with lotus blossoms. To top it all off there is a rather large pink stone in the center which I believe to be pink jade. This is quite rare and this stone is very large (1.5" long x 1.25" wide. It is a mystery what this box was made to hold....but it must have been created to hold something good! It is simply marked CHINA on the base. This box is is wonderful condition. It measures 3 3/4" L x 3 1/4" W x 1 3/4" H.
Item ID: RL 715