Understated elegance described this embossed cigarette case/compact. It is larger than most and measures 4 1/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches and is in pristine shape. It has two elastic bands for holding cigarettes, cigars, or other small items. It is signed GERMANY inside near the hinge, dating this to before 1945, and most likely much earlier.
This could certainly be used as an evening purse and would hold money, a few keys, and a comb. Great find in excellent condition!