Sterling can't be determined by "looking". Could be silverplate.
Does the glass part easily slide out? Are there any marks inside?
The etched number could be an inventory number ...
Do you have a silver testing kit?
Could be a biscuit jar. Or a pickle castor, but those usually have a frame and a pickle fork with them.
Thank you No the glass doesn't feel like it slides out at all. It does not have any forks either. I guess I should probably purchase a silver kit. Thank you for your help. :)
Does the top have glass also? Tobacco jar.
Victorian? Turkish? Interesting. I like it.
maybe a tea caddy?
maybe I missed it above but what is the size?
I am agreeing with A walk Through time that it is a pickle castor, but could be biscuit jar as well. I have seen these listed on ebay