Made from cherry and highly polkished this little vase is loosely based on a stlye of chinese pottery. The finial is naturally shaped and ebonised. Mother nature made it look like a snail not me. It stands8 1/2" (215mm) tall (including snail) and has a bright green collar, ideally it would be jade but I have made do with corian. A lovely decorative piece that is bloth beautiful to look at and extremely tactile.