Here is a vintage item from the 1940’s from the collection of William A. Watson. Similar effect, but different construction, to the Thayer item put out in the the 1920’s called Eli’s Dice Box, this pretty version was created by The National Magic Company. Eli’s Dice Box and this item are often confused with the Sure Shot dice box, however they work quite differently. The Sure Shot dice box is closer to the Tenyo item Flash Dice or the beautiful Loaded Dice by Alan Wakeling crafted by George Robinson under the Collectors’ Workshop brand.
This version uses the same method that Richard Gerlitz used in his 2002 effect called Oriental Die Box, which is probably the prettiest version I have seen. In my opinion, Three Mystic Dice and Gerltiz’ Oriental Die Box use a more versatile method that is a more convincing than either Eli’s Dice Box or the Sure Shot Dice Box.