The teapot has both sides painted with two varieties of butterflies. One side has a gulf fritillary and one a yellow butterfly. The gourd serves as the base of the teapot with a hand-carved handle, spout and cover made of lightweight, tupelo wood. The finish looks like copper with metallic highlights. The teapot should not be used with liquids of any kind. The measurements are 9" x 5-1/2". The teapot recently won a second place in the Pearl River Carving Show in Brandon, MS.