Its 3 1/2 inches wide, by 4 1/2 long by 4 tall. Possibily old chinese symbol meaning division or beautifull.
3 1/2 inches wide, by 4 1/2 long by 4 tall.
Grandfather brought back after ww2 from europe.
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Considering the photographs, overall pattern, porcelain and metal quality, I concluded that this is an Entirely Hand Painted Metal Box with a Porcelain Top. The piece appears to be painted and made in around 1930's and 1940's. The piece has a Chinese Style painting on it but during this period there were also European Ateliers depicting Chinese Style. The piece has a mark on it which apperas to be pseudo-Chinese, also Chinese pieces were not marked in this way on top usually. Hence, the piece is likely madein Europe. The piece depicts two large torches and a tower with a connecting bridge. The painting is of average quality and the pieces was a intended as a souvenir likely. The piece is likely made of silver but there appears to be no sign of "silver sterling" or "925" marks. The piece is a decorative object and a collectable. The piece is in good condition without visible problems.
Entirely hand made.
Dimensions: 3 1/2 Inches Wide by 4 1/2 Inches Long by 4 Inches Tall.
Condition: The piece is in good condition without visible problems.
Provenance: Brought back after WWII by the current owner's grandfather.
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