This is a very unusual lidded porcelain pencil sharpener. I have seen these before as stamp holders but never as a sharpener. As a matter of fact the word "stamp" is impressed into the bottom. I can't figure out why. The white background has been hand painted with lavender, light green, yellow and gold. The edge of the lid has some chips but it is hardly noticeable with the lid on. It measures 1 5/8" in height with the lid on not including the finial. The base diameter is 1 3/4". The finial is perfect with no loss of gold. There is some loss around the side of the lid and also an area around the bottom part. Very unusual piece.