The jump rings at the top of this lovely case allow it to be worn as a pendant or on a chatelaine. The round case is three and one quarter inches long and could have been used for sewing needles or lead for mechanical pencils. It is beautifully embossed with flower blossoms and swirls in high relief. The case is marked 800, the Continental silver standard, and what looks like AD who was likely the maker. The needle holder is very solid and weighs 12.3 grams. It is in excellent condition with an attractive patina and dates from c. 1900.