This old aged looking skull is ceramic and will help complete any skull ware pirate theme decor or Halloween Horror decorating. It is a bit strange to say the least, but lots of fun. The old aged human skull can be used as a tea bag holder or small spoon rest but can be used as a desk accessory or just about anywhere you desire. How is it made? The skull is hand made with ceramic clay, all detail is enhanced with underglaze and sealed with a non-toxic glaze then fired in my kiln. I have been making tea bag holders since 2004 and have a variety of designs, colors and themes available. The skeleton skull is dishwasher safe and food safe. Also available in solid white, jet black, deep red or with colors and designs for the Day of the Dead. I also have many coordinating items available. It does grow on you and is a real eye catcher - Makes a great GAG gift too! The human skull head measures 4 inches wide x 4 inches long. SHIPPING INFORMATION: This ceramic piece ships in approximately 7 - 10 business days. Standard First Class Mail via United States Postal Service. You will be notified when the order ships, please allow for transit time after the order ships. Not only does it make an unusual spoon rest or tea bag holder, it can also be used to hold rings, earrings or jewelry, cuff links or tie tacks, coins or change, desk accessory for paper clips, tacks, staples, etc., keys, mini soap bars, candy, coffee pods, dish scrubber, vegetable brush, sewing items (needles, pins, buttons, etc.,) pet treats or daily medication, incense, small candles (tea lites) dinnerware place setting accents, wall decorations, Gift Baskets, the uses are unlimited.