A fine Japanese Meiji box probably made by sword makers in the late 19th century. The intricate work of copper,silver gold and other mixed metals is inlaid or worked into iron. The top with a farmer. detailed with a hoe over his shoulder, a pipe in his hand, and a stripped jacket standing by a tree worked in with gold and with a boarder of intricate morning glories, lilies, leaves. A signature is next to his left hip on a gold tablet. The two ends with owls that look like they could have been menuki, and the sides with flowers, grasshopper and birds. Weighs 7 ounces on a postage scale, and measures 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/8" high. Lining in box is a silver colored metal, maybe pewter or tin. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition shortly after having received it and in original packaging material. Postage/insurance extra. New York buyer pays their local county sales tax on item and shipping charges unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided. Feel free to ask for more photos if you wish.