This item sold on December 7, 2012.
There are intricate and wonderful designs on four sides and the lid. There is a pagoda on the lid, birds, trees, water, a bridge. On the sides there are fish, a duck, bamboo, flowers. I see three fishermen. There is something very Art Nouveau in flavor in some of the motifs, particularly the flowers.
This is a rare and wonderful find indeed. Really, this box seems like something from another world. Very magical.
The box is in a condition appropriate for it's age. There are missing mother of pearl pieces in several places (please see pictures).
The box itself is made out of a very lovely and wonderfully aged dark wood. The hinges of the box seem in great condition and are sturdy and in good working order. They appear to be brass.
The size is approx 4.1" x 1.5" x 2.7".
This box will be sent to you from Berlin by DHL with a tracking number.