Sterling Compact

I found this old compact in a lot that I bought in an auction. I kind of tossed it to the side because I don’t really know what to do with things like this. It is old looking, but how would one refill it? And without makeup in it, it doesn’t seem particularly useful. I gave it a second look recently and noticed that it was stamped “Sterling,” so a semi-polished it up. It’s a prettier object now, but I still don’t have any need for it. I wonder what people do with their solod gold, jewel encrusted lipstick holders and such?