I love the color and simple, modern design of this gaiwan. It had a few blemishes in the porcelain on the underside of the lid but that's no big deal. However, there are some potential design oversights. There is almost no basin in the middle of the saucer for the foot of the bowl to fit into in order to help avoiding dropping the bowl when holding and pouring by sandwiching the bowl between the lid and saucer "hamburger" style. The pour on this gaiwan is a bit messier than others I've used but with a little practice, it's manageable. I feel like the dimensions of the piece such as the size of the lip flare and the height at which the lid sits could be better to improve the pour and reduce the likelihood of burnt fingers. It's a beautiful piece and if the aesthetic makes you happy, I recommend getting it. But you should know all of what to expect for the price.