This is an adorable hand painted tea pot with the most lovely scene. The colors are very true to life in the photos. I filled it with water and it does not leak. Although it is quite usable , I would not recommend it for food . As with most vintage items it has a few scratches and age to it. It is very sturdy and the handle is firmly attached. It has a glass knob on the top that I am quite sure is not original. Although it looks great. It is 11" high including the handle and approximately 9" across. Thanks so much for stopping by.