Offering an antique Chinese trinket box carved from polished sandstone. This is a late 19th century box with a hand scratched CHINA on the base.
The surfaces top and sides have scrimshawed and hand colored drawings of children playing music and dancing.
This covered box measures 4 1/2" X 3 1/2" X 1 3/4".
The box is pitted with age and there is some fading of the painting. Light roughness along some of the edges and a small sliver chip on the base of one corner (shown in picture). Cover sits nicely and the box has good weight.