I collect teapots and am always on the lookout for something different. This pottery turtle is as cute as it is in the picture. It is not large, but enough to brew a mug and a half of tea. It looks handmade and has a good heft. The handle is sturdy. The only thing is that, because it is from Asia, I am unsure whether it has passed saftey standards with regard to lead in the clay or stain, which is always a concern about any imported pottery item that may be used for food. Perhaps "O" can clarify this for all of us, because this turtle is darn cute! My grandkids will love to have their tea in it...once I find out about its safety.
Adorable! Arrived in perfect condition and within a few days of my order. A bright and cheery item to cheer me up on dreary mornings. The shape is quite pleasing as are the colorful details. Nicely crafted. It really is a 'mini' - it holds only enough milk for two cups of coffee - but as I'm the only one who uses half-and-half this is the right size for me.
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