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.
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