Yes, it is attached to the lid, making it impossible to open it. In fact, the lid is merely a design, the pot is solid. So, how do you fill it? Basically you have to fill it through the hole in the bottom. The pot dates to the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127 AD) and was produced at a site in Binxian County.
The pot is classed as Yaozhou pottery and serves as a symbol of the Yaozhou Porcelain Museum. It has a phoenix-shaped handle, lotus flower designs on the body, and the spout is a mother lion. The item "Yaozhou kiln pottery, Tea pot, N.Song Dynasty 960 1127" is in sale since Thursday, December 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots". The seller is "ukr10" and is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.