This is so very unique, quite a conversation piece. It is a ceramic vintage Port barrel. It is about 11" tall and 8" across, the stopcock is a base metal and is in perfect working order. The barrel is cream in color and embellished with a rich burgundy and gold paint decoration. The piece is fluid tight when on its base, and it would probably hold about one and a half gallons. The top simply sits on the barrel's top opening, and has a superficial crack as does the top of the barrel, but both are very stable and operational. It would make a fabulous focal point in a bar, library, den or sitting room.