This small metal container is shaped like a bucket. It has a tight fitting lid and a sturdy loop handle. The container measures 2 1/4" tall and 2 1/4" in diameter. It is possibly an egg coddler. It is certainly a kitchen collectible. The bottom is marked. The only letters which I can make out is "silver". It possibly was silverplated at one time. There is much of the finish missing. It is from England.