This is such a cool antique metal box made in China. Small but mighty, it is made from brass or bronze and has a wonderful patina. It is carved metal with what looks like dragons, is wooden lined and has a hinged lid. It measures 4 3/4" long x 2 1/2" tall x 3 1/4 wide and is shaped like a treasure chest.
Perhaps a cigarette, mini humidor, or jewelry box. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes". The seller is "mollyrob52" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.