Got one of these at a Police Auction for 25 bucks!! SCORE! The mother dragon is protective of her hatching young and will protect your precious tea, as well. The bright tone of the egg accentuates the detail of the dragons. The size and splendor make this teapot ideal for gatherings of friends. (Yi Xing clay is porous and will absorb the flavor of the tea used.) 50.5 oz.