This approximate hundred-year-old vinaigrette is in excellent condition. The appearance of large dents in photos # 1 and # 2 are illusions from reflection. The sterling has no rips, holes, dents, deep scratches or repairs. The hinge to both the exterior and the vinaigrette interior lid appears to be all original without repair. Both lids have smooth movements and firm closure. The holes on the interior lid are beautifully intact. The exterior of the vinaigrette has that bit of uneven surface and tiny to minute faint indentations consistent to use and age. These indentations do not qualify as dents! They are the normal wear from being in a man's pocket with his money and other utilitarian items. The bottom of the vinaigrette has the marks as seen in the photo. The second mark is the duty mark for King George III used from 1786 to 1821. The vinaigrette measures 1 1/2 inch long X 1 inch wide X 7/16 deep. A vinaigrette with great age and price for your collection.