The cast iron teapot has a glazed interior and a silver finish on the outside. Made by the Nanbu Iron Studio in Japan. This is a beautiful addition to any teapot collection or a fantastic gift for the tea enthusiast. The pine needle pattern is a typical design in Japan but the silver finish makes it more unique. This teapot hold 16oz. of tea and has a removable stainless steel infuser basket. A beautiful gift to yourself or others.