Antique Engraved Sterling Silver Cigarette Case c.1900 (3.3oz) (W)3in. x (L)3.5in. For those who have come to appreciate both the history and beauty of Sterling Antiques, this lovely looking Piece will certainly garner the respect it so richly deserves. The Antique is an Engraved Sterling Silver Cigarette Case. Designed to accommodate turn of the (20th) Century Cigarettes, the Piece follows the basic structure of a: central-hinged case, with a dual-side interior, and a push-clasp to gain entry. To each side of the interior, a folding-arm holds each row of Cigarettes in place. To the exterior of the Sterling Cigarette Case is an incredibly ornate, and most enchanting display of Engraved Sterling Silver. The engraving is a rather intricate testament to the artistic technique and skill that is required to accomplish such aesthetics. The engraving follows the lines & themes commonly associated with the Art Nouveau period, with a particular emphasis on Baroque & Rococo Revival. Shop records indicate the Piece is American in origin, and was produced at or around the turn of the (20th) Century. The condition of the Antique is noteworthy, fore the Sterling Cigarette Case has been cared for well. It's been buffed to offer a: bright, reflective, shine; with just enough patina left to aid in accentuating the aforementioned engraving. The engraved side of the Sterling is in beautiful condition; allowing for optimum, optics. The smooth texture, backside of the case has some superficial, age-related, wear, but not to any degree that would alter the structural integrity of the Antique. A monogram is tastefully engraved, offering a sense of authenticity to the Antique too. The Antique Engraved Sterling Silver Cigarette Case is stored in a: dry, secured, environment, and will without question be a highly coveted addition to any quality collection of Antique Sterling & Tobacciana related Pieces.