This is a wonderful goose neck (or flexible neck)lamp. The base, which is made to resemble tree bark, holds 2 glass ink wells, and has slots to hold 3 pens. There are scrolls around the bottom of the base. I believe it is made of bronze, with a wonderful patina that has developed with age. The shade has an overall cylindrical shape. There are no markings on it, but it resembles a scene by Noritake called Tree in the Meadow. It is hand painted in shades of orange, blue and brown...