Hello Kaz - forgive my ignorance (what I know about wfrs. you cud write on the back of a postage stamp) - is yours really 5 inches across at the bottom? the proportions don't look right. Oddly enough, I bought at a boot sale yesterday what I thought was an 'elephant foot vase' - but minus any label - and without a clear base. It is amber throughout. Had it been whitefriars I thought the base might have been ground flat, as for example in the Tricorn vases. I don' think yours is - does that make a difference? Actually, neither is mine, which had me worried. Mine is about 7 inches tall, but only about 3.25 inches at the base, and has a good ground/polished and slightly bevelled top. Do you know if wfrs. made any that were in a solid colour without a clear base?? cheers Paul S.