This gorgeous vase is actually dual purpose as the glass insert can be used for flower arranging or for a large 3" (75mm) candle. The wood is cocobolo, one of the most beautiful woods, now sadly becoming rare due to over exploitation hence the slightly higher price for this piece. It is a lovely dark reddish wood with black flecks. It stands an overall heoght of 6"(150mm) tall inc. glass insert which is removable for cleaning and has a base of ebonised oak. A very hard and heavy wood it is often seen as a rosewood though it is in fact a different species.