I have used this piece in my kitchen for cooking utensils and then my husband used it on his desk for pens, pencils, scissors and rulers. This piece has many uses. Age on this piece is probably 25 years but it is in very good condition other than a few stains in the bottom from the pens. I am sure they would come out with some elbow grease. The height is 5” tall and 4 ¼” in diameter and holds a little over 3 cups.