These types of items were made by Italian prisoners and sold to earn what little money was available.
WWI Wooden Cigarette case, “Ricordo. Prigionieri Di Guerra 1918 Italia.” The translation is “I remember – Prisoner of War 1918 – Italy.” Found in this country, and probably brought back by an American soldier serving in Italy during the First War.
A finely crafted piece with staggered sections of wood that retract downward to open.
Measures approx. 3.5″ x 3.75″