Lifting it I realized that the basket contained a giant green glass bottle - score! I came home and, via the power of Google, discovered that what I have is a "Demijohn" for making wine. This one was clearly in the trash because the glass bottle is cracked. Since I prefer to buy my wine in a box, I am just perfectly fine with a cracked but pretty thing and how useful is a basket with lid around the porch or patio? The particular model I have retailed for $119.00, so I think free by the side of the road is a pretty decent deal. Don't you?