Ummmm.... I really don't wanna put U down but I gotta agree with Coyotero
, this doesn't look neither Egyptian nor hand made at all!
It doesn't really matter though as long as it's giving U what U need that that's what's important
For the vase thing, I use room temp. water most of the time, sometimes a few cubes of ice and fresh mint and couple of times way back tried it with beer in the vase... very coooooool