This teapot is a good quality product and more than lives up to the expectation of its price. The teapot has an elegant look and it's truly functional with a smooth pour and perfectly sealing lid pleasing tactile qualities of being lightweight with a good tone to the ceramic. The handle fits well and is smooth but has enough texture to allow confident service. it's not a masterpiece, but it's not meant to be. it is however obviously made with pride and the combination of form and function make it enjoyable to use.