I think this piece is wonderful and will look fantastic on your desk at your office or on display in your home. It is from the early 1900's and seems to be in pretty good condition. I see only one small question, the screws that hold the two front claws are not the same but does work. Inside porcelain inset has a couple of chips. Check out all the pictures on this incredible piece from yesteryear. Overall size is 5 ½" x 5 ½" x ¾" (all approximately).