I do not believe this is brass. But it is a nice shiny gold. And it is clearly marked made in Japan. It stands 5 and 1/2 in tall. The cover itself with all of the Pagoda roof measures 4 and 1/2 in tall and of course the base is just a little under one inch. It has been used. The base of the Pagoda measures 2 3/8 by 2 3/8.