This charming 4 cup teapot was an antique store discovery. It is not real old but may qualify for vintage. It can be used but I would be cautious about placing it in the dishwasher. I have had these novelty ceramics dissolve in the high heat drying cycle. The color is a lovely Lilac purple. Pair it with a couple of our fiesta or novelty mugs for your own tea set creation. There is no 'maker's mark' on this teapot.