This vesta is in excellent condition. No apparent dings or dents in this piece. The beautiful vine and floral motif is gorgeous. The lid, hinge and spring work perfectly and the kid closes nice and tight. The term German Silver is a nickel based alloy with no silver content. This vesta is 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and is marked G Silver. A really beautiful piece with the large floral display in the bottom corner of the piece.