This apple green gingham fire king stacking mug has a decal with crisp colors. It is clear enough that the green fringe on the edge of the gingham is very clean and you can see every fringe mark. It has a nice substantial two finger hole in the handle. The base reads Anchor Hocking, Fire King, oven proof, 42,and made in U.S. A. I see no marks, cracks or chips on this mug. The black you see in the picture is camera marks not on the cup. It is in excellent condition.