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Identify an early-mid 20th century cast soft metal decorative trinket

I'm trying to identify this tiny trinket/bauble. It was found in a crevice inside of a 130-year old dresser. It was very likely dropped there prior to 1960. It measures 17mm tall by 8mm wide, and is ...
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How do ancient Chinese "mirrors" such as these in the National Museum function?

In the National Museum of China we find "mirrors" from various Chinese dynasties: A photo I took of "mirrors" at the National Museum of China in Beijing Notably, these mirrors ...