This McCoy crock was popular in the 30s, 40s, 50s and was used to make homemade cremery butter. Today they are used by the many crock collectors who display them with pride in their homes, usually their kitchens. This one is a McCoy, making it even more desirable to own. It is a lovely creme color and has some crackling on the finish, adding to its charm. It has two little handles on the sides. It is about 7 1/2 inches tall x 7 1/2 inches wide. It does have one chip near the top rim, and numerous dots and scratches in the pottery. I see no cracks in it. Look photos over carefully for condition. In good vintage condition, but its your opinion that counts. Keep in mind, this is vintage and is over 20 years old. It has had that many, plus, of handling wear and tear. This all adds to its appeal.