This item is a vintage Talavera mug or desk decor item. It is a small but heavy hand made and hand painted artistic pottery from Mexico. You can see in the photographs the distinctive style of painting. The bright and vibrant colors are beautiful. It is marked on the base with a hand written "MEXICO/AMORA". It is in very good vintage condition. I do not see any cracks or fleabites. It measures about 3 3/4" high and is about 3" around the top circumference. There is no handle on this piece.