Please enlarge the photos for a closer look. In the 11th photo, you can see a factory flaw on the end of the rope like handle. This is factory, as they certainly wouldn't throw out the pitcher and start again because of this minor flaw.
I guarantee the authenticity of this pitcher. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Jugs & Pitchers". The seller is "rvweller" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.