is a very nice piece of old stoneware, it came from a Louden Cow milking set-up I believe, this was to either water ot feed them while milking. It measures 5 1/4th inches tall and 8 inches across. The hairline pictured is on the top only, it does NOT go down either the inside or the outside of the crock. No other problems of any kind. Great piece of fairfield Iowa memoribilia. All of the items you see listed in my auctions are fresh stuff, not from shops and auctions. I am and have been for 37 years, a door to door picker and that is w all my items come from. So keep a close eye on all my auctions, you never know what I will find!! We combine for shipping if you buy multiple items. ALL OUR ITEMS ARE GUARENTEED TO BE AS STATED. Raising cost have forced us to add a $2.00 handling charge. Cashiers checks or Money Orders will get you prompt shipping, personal checks take 9 BUSINESS days to clear. Unless an object is too large, we always ship by priority mail as it is more dependable and we have fewer problems with breakage. Payment must be in U.S. funds. Thank you.