Originally Posted by kalutika
It's really a matter of whether of not the base adds anything to the smoking or if it is just arbitrary.
I would say the semi-opposite; its a matter of whether or not the base detracts from the smoking experience. It is fairly obvious that you won't "gain" anything from the vase or enhance your session in any way; however it has yet to be seen if the vase has adverse effects, however, I believe it will smoke fine regardless of the vase...
If you like the look--its fine. If I had the dough; I'd buy it...looks like a nice piece to keep around.