Pattern is engraved on the front and back of the item. The sides are not engraved. Item is NOT inscribed and is ready for new owners initials or mark. Item is old but is fully functional and will have signs of wear such as scratches, patina and/or nick's or dents.Case is approximately 3.5 x 2.25 x 1 inches. Case will accommodate up to 20 Filtered cigarettes. Case weighs approximately 3.1 oz. Again let me make it clear that modern filtered cigarettes will fit in this case. That being said this is quite an attractive case and sure to occasionally be a conversation starter. CIGARETTES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE AND ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. I do not know the history of this case however from what I have read this was probably manufactured sometime in the 1940's or 1950's.
I believe many of the GI's returning from WW2 brought these home with them from Asia. Sterling Silver cigarette cases that hold modern filtered cigarettes are not very common as most sterling cases were manufactured before filtered cigarettes were the norm.
AGAIN PLEASE NOTE CIGARETTES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE AND ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY!