This is a Chinese cricket cage made out of a gourd. A mold was carved and put around the growing gourd. There are at least eight figures in the scene with some other objects that are difficult to make out. It measures 4" in height and has an opening diameter of 1 3/4". Besides the missing lid there is a tiny space between the rim and the gourd which really isn't a flaw since it probably grew this way inside the mold.