I bought the larger pitcher for filling water glasses at a dinner party. The pitcher alone is very heavy, feels like stoneware, but filled with a gallon of water, it's too big and heavy. I will try the smaller size or else get a glass pitcher. I like the tankard shape but this piece is pretty utilitarian overall
The big picture is bit, great for large quantities, but it is heavy when filled. But, pitchers like these are great as decoration and look beautiful if your a collector. The smaller one is great for more normal use. They are well made, not thin, thus they seem to keep beverages cooler than just ordinary glass pitchers.