The basket is about 8" tall from the table to the top of the handle. It is about 13" by 12 1/2". The four feet and base are painted red with black decoration. Painted red and black with a hand painted decoration on the lid. Most of the bowl is woven. On the inside lid is painted CIKDAH(or N) I don't know if that is the family name of the person who owned the bowl or if the word means something else. I can find no date, country of origin or anything, I thought it was probably Chinese or Japanese when I bought it. Also thought it was to ripen fruit. Any help on purpose, age, country of origin would be greatly appreciated. I think it could easily be antique. Please email any questions to me and thank you.