Although this small teapot is completely functional and is water tight, it is not recommended for actual use. It only has a 1.75 ounce capacity so making tea in it would be as silly as the teapot itself! Eight tiny, cast sterling silver ladies adorn the teapot which is made from copper and brass. The heavy brass handle nicely balances the overly long spout which allows an unusual grace for an object which is so small. The entire piece is immersed in a sulfurated potash solution until it has a soft brown patina. Once dry, the piece is waxed. Limited edition of 25.