Posted 5 months ago
I'm posting this for Nikki who has a similar hinged box. 3.5"x1.25" I'm sure this isn't old. I bought it for $7 in Beijing in 2009 and searched for antiques in my budget (snuff bottles, coins, jade beads etc) but was nervous to pay their asking prices. I bought some coins and carved jade pendants....and didn't feel good about my purchases - but didn't pay too much. When I returned I could find most for half the price.
On the other hand - I bought some Mao kitsch items (a ceramic vase, cigarette tins) that were very cheap and here they cost 3x or more.
I enjoyed China VERY much. I want to go back because but 21 days wasn't enough to enjoy this amazing place.