The "Mariner" kaleidoscope is a solid walnut kaleidoscope, 8" long and 2 1/2" wide, with a turning end piece of objects encased in an turning endpiece. This kaleidoscope is finely polished to a smooth finish, and is shaped like a telescope. A wonderful present to give that special person.
The base is seen underneath the turning endpiece at the bottom, and the kaleidoscope lifts out of that base. There is no cork however, on the base, as that was used to highlight the base.