Oh, my! This mug is perfect in all aspects: weight (not too heavy, not too light), capacity (not so small that you have to get a refill quickly, not so big that your tea or coffee cools before you have time to drink it), design (perfect shape for warming your hands and perfect handle for comfortable holding), and beauty (the glaze is stunning). It is my favorite mug, and, as a matter of fact, it's in front of me right now holding my morning tea. Also, there's a wonderful message of truth etched onto the bottom of the mug. I highly recommend this wonderful work of art.