Finely inlaid silver on iron box, with four round flattened feet.
Box measures 3 5/8" x 2" x 2 1/4" high.
Top decorated with yan-yang symbol, with gold overlay on silver, amidst scrolling, geometric designs and fretwork borders.
Both front and back have deer in round cartouche, with similar inlay in background, gold plating on figures of deer.
Sides have gold plated cranes, also in round cartouche, with geometric and scrolling elements.
In excellent condition, only very minor wear to silver inlay, no missing sections, some slight rust on interior.
Lid fits snugly.
A very lovely example of this rare and specialized silver inlay from Korea, usually seen in small boxes in round or geometric shapes.
Please see all photos for details. Note that photos have a bit of pink reflection on the silver, and the gold is a bit pale in photos, but all round designs have gold over the central figure.
Additional photos available on request.