we are open for business!

Vintage Keepers logo with icon of shop

Vintage Chinese Brass Humidor with Longevity Shòu Symbol


Wood-Lined Etched Brass Chinoiserie Box for Jewelry Storage or Eclectic Decor – $9.99 flat rate shipping within contiguous United States only–details below.

1 in stock

Product Information

Vintage etched brass wood-lined box with hinged lid and ornate hasp.  The box was originally a humidor for storage of cigars and cigarettes; today it can be used simply as decor, or for storage of trinkets, keepsakes or costume jewelry.  The lid showcases three Chinese “shòu” symbols for longevity.  The interior of the lid is missing the wood lining.  A previous owner added four felt pads to the bottom, which can be removed, if so desired.  The box is lacquered and shows some drips original to the box.  The bottom was stamped “Made in China” from the inside before the wood was applied.  It’s read from right to left and the word “China” is misspelled: “CIHNA”–see last image.  See dimensions and condition description below.  

APPROX. DIMENSIONS:  6 15/16″ side to side x 4 3/16″ front to back x 2 7/16″ top to bottom

CONDITION: The box has a good bit of age but is in good vintage condition, with the aforementioned missing lining on the lid and some lacquer drips.  There’s a small (3/16″) split on the front right corner of the lid (see last image), but it doesn’t detract.  Some minor spots/discoloration consistent with age.

SHIPPING: $9.99 flat rate shipping valid only for street addresses within contiguous United States; we cannot deliver to post office boxes.  For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere, please contact us with your location for a custom shipping quote.

A WORD ABOUT VINTAGE: Our inventory consists of vintage or antique items which are more than 20 years old, usually used or pre-owned, unless marked “new old stock.”  As such, there may be signs of wear and age, which we will disclose to the best of our ability.  Nevertheless, we encourage you to carefully read the description and view the photos, especially when purchasing a gift.  All items ship with tracking and insurance, and although we do not accept returns, we will offer a refund in case of breakage or damage during transit, upon receipt of sufficient proof. 

Thank you for visiting AlegriaCollection!

VK Return Policy

Customer has up to 30 days to return a product for any reason such as damaged item, size, or unhappiness with product upon arrival. Read our full return policy.

Read Customer reviews

What they're saying about AlegriaCollection

    No Reviews found

Recently Viewed

Products not found


Where vintage finds, find you.

Welcome to VK!

Sign in to your account below.