The object is to open this Chinese puzzle box. Good Luck!!!!
Does that little dial on the top have anything at all to do with it or is it purely decoration? Just one of the questions to consider when trying to open the box.
From research done by Wei Zhang and her husband Peter Rasmussen it would seem that the origins of Chinese secret opening Puzzle Boxes are in Shanxi province and they had primarily been used to hold important documents and valuables. They were even able to find one in a local market with and an inscription that was dated “31st year of the Guangxu reign” which is 1905 so they know they’ve been around for more than 100 years.
As the name Chinese secret opening box, even just Chinese puzzle suggests there’s something cryptic about these boxes conjuring up tales of hidden secrets and complex mysteries. Will have get it by Good Luck alone? You will be very satisfied when you finally really understand the solution and know exactly how the mechanism works.
The puzzle box is made from wood and stained bright blue.
Size: 151mm x 80mm x 55mm
Size inside: 123mm x 65mm x 30mm
It is packaged with a solution in sturdy white cardboard box.