The strap handle was pulled partly from the neck and partly from the mouth. It's attached to the body with a thumbprint. The jug stands 11 1/2 inches tall to the top of the mouth, measures about 8 inches across at the belly (the circumference there is 25 inches) and the base is 4 1/2 inches in diameter. This jug weighs 6 pounds and is in very good condition. There is a hairline at the base of the handle and one at the neck; there are glaze pops, salt particles and pebble pits, but no cracks and no chips, surprisingly not even around the mouth.Any surface roughness was in the clay and/or happened in the kiln. This stoneware jug is a utilitarian piece nearly two hundred years old that is a wonderful display item, alone or in a collection.