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I must say, I have performed a few searches using the simple term of Betel Nut Box and have found so so so many other examples, which one can see does match the general design and style as your item.
Disregarding the items…"
"I believe it is a brazier. I found one in a similar style on eBay for US599.99 although the seller still had no idea what it was, but it is definitely in the same area as your piece.
In China these are seen quite often, as well as censers, but…"
"The illustration "SO THEY GOT DOWN OFF THE GATE" appears to be drawn based on an earlier drawing by E.H. Shepard made in the 1936 first edition illustrated book.
Likewise with the illustration "...THEN THEY WENT ON TO…"
"It looks to me like an Iridescent Glass Lamp with Gold Filigri.
I found a similar style of finished lamp, but the shape is different. Perhaps made by the same company?
If you contact the seller, they know more information about the lamp."
"The text on the stamp are:
K.K. at the Top
STAMPEL at the Left
ZEITUNGS at the Right
and POST at the Bottom
It is a newspaper stamp and is from Austria and the shape is made by hand, as someone has simply cut the surrounding white border and…"
"The last mark looks quite similar to the below image.
Edmond Johnson was a silversmith working in the late 19th century and early 20th century, based in the Grafton Street and Wicklow street areas. In 1879 he started restoration work on the Ardagh…"
"Can't help much with makers marks, but research I am good at. Given there is sufficient information to identify the man in the inscription, a great deal of information can be dug up about him online, given his prominence.
Well with that information it is easier to find others online with the Chrysler pattern.
Congrats for finding what you need.
Art Deco Hall China CHRYSLER pattern Pie Dinner Plate
Hall Forman Dodecagon Chrysler Deco Teapot Tea Pot"
"Well, I only found two of these items online which bore the exact same markings as Bills, both listed as Babbitt, only one stating it to be a Rare Manganese Babbitt, even so, the auction description stated it would make a great paperweight.
"I would recommend adding additional photos of the items to show what they are, what designs they possess.
Sometimes it is even visible evident to some who collect, who made what by the design, more so than the marker marks they have."