We are pleased to offer this beautiful stoneware crock made in USA . This crock has the famous crest stamp that distinguishes this American made product .These crocks are food safe and are microwave ,conventional oven and dishwasher safe . We are a newer seller on Amazon , but we have been selling these crocks for over 15 years providing our assurance always that you will be pleased with your purchase . A lid is not included ( not made by manufacturer ) . We craft and sell wooden inside fitting ( poplar food safe lids) that can be purchased separately as an accessory for use in making sauerkraut or pickes . Please note that the actual color is cream. A lid is not required for their use . These crocks made in the old fashioned tradition will make a great addition to any home and they are likely to increase in value as time passes .