This is the cutest little basket/purse. It is a hand painted black basket with a red quilted liner. It is painted with an equine/horse theme and motto. The lids are painted with an identical pattern of a horse head, a saddle motif and a series of betting tickets 1, 2, and 3 - Win, Place, Show!!! The handle reads "That's what makes horse racing". Another motto is painted around the side brace, but it is difficult to read since there is some wear on the paint. Inside one lid reads "designed by Bert Freidus". The other lid has a small mirror and the owner's name "Lee". It was a custom piece that I purchased at an estate sale in Saratoga Springs, NY, which is the home of the famous Saratoga Flat Track. It is likely that this piece was taken to the track, among other places. The basket is 10.75" long and 7" wide. The height is 9" to the top of the handle.