I would guess this is from 1930’s to mid-century and still looks great on an office desktop as an accessory or if you are still signing your signature in ink and pen. I like the look of another time sitting in my office. It is a great conversation piece and non - obtrusive sitting in a bookcase display. I use mine for a paper weight. Overall size of this piece is 5” long x 2 ½” wide and 2 ½” tall including top handle knob. It all screws apart to replace blotter paper. This piece has a clean blotter piece.