Clue: there is a dedicated thread on this forum, currently with 355 pages. Some of those who has interest in that thread may recognize the object.
This is obviously the forum with a name that always forces me to double-check which link did I actually click.
Still doesn't ring a bell. Bowls are of course made from both plastic and metal but this sure is a strange one.
Please try to be more specific - it is a "strange" one due to the purpose it serves.