This Pitcher is 100 % pure hammered copper all the way through. Heavy gauge, with a flawless brilliant shiny finish. NOT copper plated, but handcrafted, this Copper has a better aesthetic, better health benefits and better cooling properties. Invest in your health. Buy with confidence. Pure copper has certain properties that destroy and kill kill E-coli, influenza and other bacteria, making it antimicrobial. Many ancient cultures realized this before science could prove it, hence making copper such a popular material for drinking and transporting water. Benefits of drinking water from copper according to the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, has long held that drinking water from a copper pitcher may help with weight loss, inflammation and even cancer prevention. It slows down aging, helps in pregnancy and it’s a strong antioxidant that helps fight off diseases and boost brainpower. Handmade, these pitchers are made by craftsmen one by one. 7 In. And 48 Oz. These Copper Pitchers are not mass produced in a factory, rather each one is shaped, hammered and polished by hand so that you are purchasing not just a pitcher but Art as well. No need to worry much anymore about breaking or cracking your glass or plastic pitchers. These Copper Pitchers are as durable as you can get and with proper care, can last a lifetime.