This is a great pencil/pen holder for me. I bought this when I was travelling to my hometown. At that time I was with my friends on an art & crafts store when I found this. The diameter is around 10cm, with height around 15cm. This is cute, I think, since the design is unique: it has something resembling bricks but colored brown, so I'm pretty sure I won't find it elsewhere. I love unique stuffs and that was why I bought this. Though the store keeper said that this is a pen/pencil holder, we can also use this as candle holder (for a big and tall candle I assume), or as a tissue/napkin holder. The material is of clay, where the inner surface is painted white to make it more attractive. The base surface is designed with something like wooden log, so unique. Overall, I really love this. I even thought of buying another but when I searched the store for the second time, I couldn't find it.