Ok it’s not really made of porcelain, but it is still a pillbox. It is made of plastic and when you hold it up to the light it appears see through. They did a great job with the ocean part of it. The colors and the waves made it look somewhat realistic. I like the mermaid on it. It reminds me of Ariel. I bought it on one of the many walks my mother and I took while there. We went to a couple shopping areas and several local markets. The box doesn’t contain any trinket inside. Since it is made of plastic it is very light and was super easy to pack. I’m always afraid they will break in my suitcase home since the porcelain ones are usually very fragile and most of the places I buy them from don’t wrap them well.