In this time of industrial item decor, this large dessicator is a wonderful addition for a table centerpiece. There is no lid. The base measures 10" across the top. It stands 10" tall. It is open all the way from top to bottom. The top rim is ground. Scientific glass is high quality glass. This is no exception. This would be a nice fruit bowl or vase. With a glass lid a wonderful terrarium. Only you imagination limits it possibilities. Excellent condition.