Not sure if this metal is brass or not. It is heavy metal. It is clearly marked Japan. It has a small ring on the top of the Pagoda roof probably to lift the lid so if it's too hot you could shove a pencil in there Etc. The roof itself measures to and 5/8 by 2 and 5/8. The base measures about 1 and 1/2 in tall and is 1 7/8 in wide. It has been used.