This is a fine modernist hallmarked silver vintage cigarette case - it was made in the 1960s - but the design looks back to earlier Art Deco ones.
It is a lovely box, as you can see from my photographs.
The lid has an engine-turned decoration - and the sides are plain and shiny.
There is a little plain oblong lozenge on the lid for you to add your monogram - this is blank. There are no other inscriptions on the box or previous owner's names.
The box is lined with a honey-coloured wood - which is also in good condition. The lining is stain free and nice and clean.
The box has a hinged lid - and this works well and has no condition issues.
The base has a nice black rexine material, as photographed.
Dimensions: width is 11 cm. Depth is 9 cm and the height is 4.5 cm.
Unpacked (with wooden lining as part of this weight) it is 335 grams.
There are no dents to the corners and no nasty disfiguring scratches. There is one tiny ding to the lid - which is not so obvious and can only be seen when tilted to the light and seen in raking light. But given this box is box is now nearly 60 years old - in pretty good vintage condition.
Hallmarked on the main body and lid to the side for Birmingham 1961.
Maker's mark for Barker Brothers Silver Ltd in Birmingham.
An attractive and nice quality box - it is obviously more useful these days as a little box to keep trinkets or jewellery in - it is nice and clean with no tobacco odours etc.