I did not polish this, some people like to keep it as it. Once you have it home you can decide if you want to polish it up. It's so versatile you can also decide how you are going to use it. Maybe use it as a secret candy dish on your desk? How about a place to keep your rings safe on your dresser?
The bottom is marked "IS" (International Silver Company). With the lid on, the piece measures 4.25" long x 3.25" wide ax 1.5" tall.