It does have some patina on it as you can see in the photos. There are 4 symbols underneath. It is a moderately heavy box for its size. It is relatively small and its' measurements are approximately 3 3/4" from beast head to beast head and it is just under 2" tall. It does feature amazing and intricate craftsmanship including dragons on two different sides and on top of the lid.
Please keep in mind that the item specifics, description (details) and category listed are only my opinion. They may or may not be factual.I try to take the best pictures possible with a high-resolution camera, give accurate and approximate measurements and describe them the best I know how. The exact age, contents and origin of an item is very difficult to ascertain without extensive research, equipment and technology. Ultimately you must make the final decision. This could take up to 30 days.
Stands Not Included that are in photos unless otherwise stated. Cost but also expenses such as Boxes, Sometimes Double-Boxing fragile items which increases material cost and carrier cost, Tape, Bubble-Wrap, Secondary Fillings to ensure products safe trip, possible Labels, Ink Markers, Fuel in obtaining and transporting said materials, Labor average time to wrap, pack and deliver is about 1 to 1 1/2 hours... Thanks and Have A Great Day! The item "Beautiful Ornate Chinese Brass Dragon Trinket Box Or Jewelry Box With Mark" is in sale since Sunday, September 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes".
The seller is "rzpickers" and is located in Bauxite, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.