This item is a covered syrup pitcher bottom marked with the blue rising sun with "Hand Painted" above it and "Nippon" below it. The piece is 4 1/2" tall with cover on, 4 3/4" handle to spout, with a base diameter of 3 1/8". The decoration consists of a cottage by a lake with with a meadow in the foreground, a large tree on the shore behind it, and a sailboat in the middle of the lake. The piece is trimmed in gold which has light wear on the handle, but there are no chips, cracks, stains, or repaint. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to make an offer.