This is probably a calling card basket. Whatever the use, it is a gorgeous basket. It is woven with flat silver plated copper strips. The edge of the basket is lined with grapes and grape leaves. The center of the basket has a circular frame with 2 birds . There are 3 eggs in the bottom of the basket. The handle has a coordinating grape and leaf design. The basket is 8" in diameter and 1 3/4" tall to the rim. 5 1/2" tall to the top of the raised handle. Wonderful item.