Handmade trinket box Seated figure in pastoral scene may be Buddha or Buddhist priest. ~4” x ~4” x ~2”, weight 8 oz.
No chops or maker’s marks.
Probably purchased in asia in the 1920s.

Wear and chipping, especially to corners, crack visible on inside of top, outside still intact. Bottom shows scuffing but lacquer intact except for corner chips. Frankly, this box has had a tough life. I’m showing it
because I’m so impressed with the
figure of the Buddha, the simple carved sketch is powerful and evocative.