These stunning La Pierre Deco Sterling Silver Candleholders are marked STERLING and WEIGHTED REINFORCED. The numbers 173 and 15 are also on the bottom. I have not polished these but will do so if a buyer requests. Dimensions are approximate: Height 9.5 inches Width 8.1 inches, Diameter of base 3.5 inches Height from base to top of black accent 6 inches. I do not know the material which the black accent is made of .Email me with any questions. I mail the same or next business day after payment is received.