The mechanism at the neck is made from Aluminium and secures to the neck of the glass with finger tightened brass screws. There are three more brass screws to secure the tree trunk in place and a spike at the base of the fitting to place the truck on. The piece is in very good condition, there are no chips or cracks. There is some dirt residue to the inside base and the glass has some included bubbles within it. The Aluminium fitting has separated at the very bottom where the locating spike for the tree is located.This does not effect the way the piece works. We have used this holder on several occasions to hold small trees and it works well. If the tree is too tall the stability is compromised so a small tree is ideal. It measures 250mm across and 150mm tall. Please note this item is original and not a copy or modern day reproduction. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behaviour. The item "Vintage Swiss Bulach Green Glass Christmas Tree Holder" is in sale since Thursday, June 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian". The seller is "*emprades*" and is located in Clarendon, South Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.