This is a wonderful very different Decanter, made of fine heavy lead Crystal. The decanter rest on its side, making it the perfect design for use on a ship. This type of bottle was uniquely created for a ship's Captain. It would lay on his desktop, without any worries of spilling during rough sailing. It's approx. 13" long including the stopper. This would make a spectacular display piece. It would look great on a table, desk, bar, or shelf. It's very heavy as it weighs over 6.5 pounds. There are no chips but it does have some very fine surface scratches on the neck of the decanter. I tried to get a picture but, it's not showing up. I will say I handled it many times and never noticed it until turning it a certain way in the light. Great collectible piece of crystal!