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Asian metal box 6.5 inches by 3 inches, old, maybe for brushes and writing?

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Posted 2 years ago


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Hello! Mystery box! Maybe for brushes, like a travel writing kit? Only hallmark is K 18 and symbol, 6.5 inch X 3 inch, it is pretty dirty! Should I polish it??? Any help appreciated!! I am sure it is inlaid with gold, or I believe so?

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I would leave things be. Cleaning of anything should only be done by an expert. I think its a lovely box! Beautiful!
  2. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thanks! I put the "Should I polish it" up knowing you would say no! And you are right! I do not think it is for money? I like it!! Thanks Kevin!! Don
  3. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I now think for sure it is a cigarette case!!!
  4. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    pretty large for a cigarette case -- have seen similar that contained beautiful oriental cut paper bookmarkers -- enjoy your weekend don
  5. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    thanks to both of you!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
  7. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thank you SEAN, The more I study and look at it, the more I like it. So many times I wish I knew the full history of an item! Again thanks!! Don

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