I always always always stop for copper. It truly always take my breath away. The more patina the better for me. I have a large collection that I love adding to my kitchen decor. It always makes me feel a little bit like Julia Child when I bring home a new piece! This is a massive colander! It measures 14 across and has amazing patina. It would be perfection hanging on the wall of your kitchen. I also think it would be lovely as the centerpiece over a stove! Endless possibilities!