This blue eyed cutie can't wait to shed some light on the subject! The lamp measures roughly 15" in height. The ceramic portion features a glossy finish. Must use dimmable bulbs for it to work correctly. As this is a handmade product, irregularities should be expected (and treasured). STL folks can do free local pick up. Please use discount code LOCALPICKUP at checkout if you would like to use this option.