A very fine and unusual silver wire Japanese box, circa 1890 with mythological animals,phoenix,lion, flying dragon. Also, butterflies, scrolls, trailing vines and flowers, all on a medium blue background. Exceptionally fine work not often found with this unusual subject matter.The underside and interior are metal. The box measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" high. It is basically in excellent condition but there are a few no harm firing lines on the corners (see photo) that can barely be seen. There are no repairs and no enamel is missing. Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed. 3 day return privilege. 100% money back(not postage) providing item returned in sent condition. New York buyers pay sales tax unless valid NY resale sales tax number and NY state signed form provided.