This is a replica of an antique candle holder/match holder with a claw-foot base. The original ones (circa 1870s) were cast in iron and painted but instead, we cast it in lead-free pewter and opted to leave it unpainted. We liked the look better and the intricate detail really stands out. It can fit a taper candle or hold matches. Measuring approximately 4.5 inches tall by 4 inches across the base, this comes brand new and is American made.