Typically we can answer them within a few minutes. Please be aware that we sell used/vintage + antique items that often times have had multiple decades of use. Patina, oxidation, rubs, bump, marks, surface wear, light surface scratches are all innocent symptoms of age & more often than not one can find one or more on true vintage. Significant wear/damage/repairs would be noted in the description. Of course you may always ask for additionaln images.Thank you so much for your patronage. Please see my other pieces for more curated 20th century design furniture lighting art sculpture studio ceramics objects and other interesting pieces i've sourced along the connecticut shoreline. This item is made of cast iron.