This is an object of no real function whatsoever... just an interesting piece of wood with great raspberry ripple colours.
I turned it off-centre on the bowl lathe hoping to see some interesting patterns in the burr, but that was relatively plain all the way through. I then carved the bowl some more with a spoon gouge so it has a more bulbous inner.
The lip or rim of this piece was possibly the most interesting result of this project and I like the way it falls away from the top, although if I'd thought about it a bit more before taking it off the lathe I would have tidied that up a lot more. I hand carved the back of the rim to make it less weighty.
And these were the helpful suggestions as to what it is:
An otters head sticking out of the water.
An animal skull.
Darth Vaders mask.
Something for flower arranging.