This is a rather unusual Mauchline piece. The English dealer who sold it to referred to it as a "tower." I'm not certain what the purpose for the piece is. It has a etching of Burns' cottage on the front, and the top comes off. It measures 3 and 3/4 inches tall with the top on, and 1 and 1/2 half inches in diameter. There is no damage at all to this circa 1870 piece.