Hi, thanks for looking at our cute and funny, hard to find BLUE Hippo named " WILLIAM ". This is a great fun piece and it will puts a smile on everybodys' face.This will make a great gift for VALENTINE'S DAY. This is in excellent condition with No damage at all, NO dings, chips, nicks, flakes or repairs. T is some crazing to the glaze, which is normal and expected. Strike it with a finger and it rings like a bell, a sign of NO hidden cracks or damage. We got this in the early 1990's and it is signed on the bottom but we cannot make out the signature. The is made from handpainted ceramic & is a copy of the original piece at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Egyptian Galleries . It is about 3" long by 1.75'' tall. This is from a SMOKE, PET + HIPPO FREE HOME. We will ship worldwide. USA shipping is $3. ---- PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to LEARN ABOUT THE ORIGINAL HIPPO. "William" is a bright blue hippopotamus just under 8 inches high located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Egyptian galleries . He is made of faience, a ceramic material that is fired at a high temperature, and is decorated with lotus blossoms, which represent the hippo's creative forces in nature. An Englishman, Captain H. M. Raleigh, and his family owned a picture of the hippopotamus, which they named William. In 1931 the captain wrote an article for the magazine Punch about his picture of William. The name caught on, and since that time the little blue hippo has been known as William to almost everyone. Makes a FUN GIFT! The End!