This coffee cup spoonrest is glazed in a rich black glaze. It is just the right size to put your spoon on when you are making tea or coffer. It doesn't take up a lot of counter space. This piece is glazed with lead free and food safe glazes and is dishwasher safe. These small spoonrests make great token gifts for bridal showers, office workers, stocking stuffers for Grandmas and Aunts who you don't know what to buy. Let me know if you want to order multiples. This is a popular item and one of the few items that I make multiples of. I would be happy to work on discounted bulk orders.