This late Meiji (1868~1911) 3 piece calligraphy lacquer box is 7 ¾ inches long, 6 ¾ inches wide and 1 ¾ inches high. The outside of the cover depicts an open winged eagle resting on a stand; autumn flowers and plants before a full moon appear inside. There are two movable pieces decorated with gold maple leaves in the box. Also, there is a small round metal container, maybe a water dropper, decorated with a gold and silver crane and plum blossom tree. On the bottom is a separate piece which has a purple cord to tie the box together. The workmanship of this calligraphy box is just wonderful. Aside from missing one small piece close to the metal water dropper and some minor scratches on the surface, it is in great condition.