This porcelain tureen with lid has a lion head design which lends it an air of elegance. It is a motif that has graced Asian tables for centuries. Because it's crafted from porcelain, it holds heat exceptionally well, keeping soups at the proper temperature. Like all Royal White New Bone dinnerware, this casserole is finely crafted of durable porcelain for years of service. Microwavable and dishwasher safe.