This is a Blue Amberol Edison cylinder sound recording. The performer and ID number are printed as, Benoist, 1908. There are some very slight cracks to the inner plaster core at the bottom of the cylinder. The case has no lid.
This cylinder has been digitized by UC Santa Barbara and maybe downloaded or streamed here: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr%201=1020&num=1&start=1&query=cylinder811