This is a lovely item probably from the 1950s. It is cylindricalin shape - about 1 1/4 x 11/2" each way, and it is 3 1/2"long. The metal is gold colored and the top is enameled black with a golden leaf design centered with dark topaz rhinestones. It has all of the wonderful quality of the Kigu of London products like cigarette cases, compacts, etc. were known for. I really don't think the case has ever been used. It still has the cloth case a lady would use to keep it from being scractched when carried in a purse, and it is also in its original cardboard box. It is a wonderful item from the 1950s in pristine condition.