Vessel, lathe-turned, hollowed. Bubinga (Guibourtia spp), 5.75" high x 6.75" wide. The wood is native to Equatorial Africa. The block for this piece was salvaged from the discard pile at a sawmill in Libreville, Gabon. The rescue price was inexpensive; the air freight home was not. Finnish: tung oil/varnish mix; beeswax/mineral oil paste. Shipping in continental US included in price.