This antique biscuit bin was once owned by the renowned scientist, Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the battery and was imbued power storing abilities.
This artifact has the power to store energy, even transferred energy.
Claudia and Myka tried to transfer the energy of Frances Farmer's Music Box from Claire into the Bin by using Bob Dylan's Bus Transfer Ticket. However, it didn't work as the energy needs a living host, in other words it won't work unless you pass the energy to another living person. Also Claudia and Myka didn't know that Artie had already tried that back in the 90's.