This blue salt glaze barrel shaped pitcher is designed with a strainer bar across the spout which I have not seen often. There are no markings on the piece that I have identified. Age is unknown to me. Overall the condition is excellent but figuring in the two chips on the spout and two more on the underside of the strainer bar (they are not seen but felt) one would have to say the condition is good? There is a spot with no glaze on the top front of the strainer bar that may look like a chip but is not. It's difficult to place a flat one word on the condition. Please look at the pictures provided and ask me questions as you like. It is 7" tall, 4 3/4" in diameter at the base, 8" from spout tip to widest point on handle, 5" in diameter at the mouth and 6 1/2" in diameter at the middle bow of the barrel. There is a line in the glaze to the side of the handle that you can see on both the inside and the outside. This is not a crack but a line in the glaze created during firing. There is an area with no glaze at the inside base of the handle which is also a firing/glaze issue and not a defect. Very attractive solidly constructed salt glaze pitcher.