Chinese scholars or calligraphy inkstone box engraved with a landscape scene of goats, mountains and calligraphy. Reverse has a mark along with the number 18. I'm presuming it is brass. The box is 1 7/8 inches square and 7/8 inches tall. There is a cracked glass lining on the lid probably used for mixing ink. There is also remains of old dry ink powder. The box is very old, shows signs of use. Exterior also shows age and wear.