I'm really not sure how old this is! I have search the web trying to find one just like it & I didnot see anyone like it. History on the Yixing ware Teapots have an interesting history that dates back to the Sung Dynasty (960- 1279) when purple clay was first mined around Lake Taibu in China. Along with the earliiest tea shipments to Europe came distinctive red earthware teapots, initiating a tea drinking tradtion that continues today. Yixing clay occurs natuurally in three characteristic colors: Light Buff, Cinnabar Red and Purplish Brown. Other colors are created by mixing these three or adding mineral pigments. The yixing teapots are free of lead, arsenic,cadmium and other toxic materials. Not only are Yixing Teapots beautiful and unique works of art, but they are excellent brewing vessels. The teapots are built by the hands of a single potter artisan. As early as the 16th century the artist marked their pots with clearly inscribed characters or, later, stamped them with seals bearing their names. This Teapot is a Plant Design. On the Top of the Lid is a trunk and vines run off it & ts leaves on the vines. The inside of the lid is marked as well as the bottom on Teapot. The handle is a Tree branch form as the handle. Also has branches running of it with flowers & leaves. The spout also is a branch fordm and has the leaves & flowers. Measures: With Lid. about 3" high X 4-1/2" wide spout to handle I see No Cracks or chips. Wow! What a very nice fine! Please email me with questions. I hate to add the cost of shipping! I really don't want to charge NO MORE Than it will cost to ship to you..Please email me with your zip code & I'll give you a cost............ SAVING ON SHIPPING & ANYTHING ELSE HELPS! Please email me with questions. I do have more listed will combine shipping if you want to take a L@@K ! I will ship Worldwide at Your Cost of shipping to your country. USPS Worldwide: I Only accept paypal and money order as a form of payment! I do Double Box all my Glass & Pottery. I also ship Fed X Insurance & Tracking is included..It is the cheapest way to ship. If a small Item is bought I will ship in a padded envelope..I really try & ship the cheapest way. All sales are final and as is. I do my best to describe all my items. Please ask questions! If t is another way you want me to ship just email me..Thanks! Thanks For Looking!!