I believe this really was made for cigarettes but I think it makes a beautiful business card holder on your desk. It also could be used as a toothpick holder on your dining table or kitchen. It is a white porcelain with a gold painted lip. It is 2 ¾" x 1 3/8" x 2 ½" tall. This fine bone china was made by Royal Worcester in England and has a lovely bouquet of blue flowers transfer ware.