Since I am nudging 60, the chances of a photo are obviously nil.
The object is made of high grade stainless steel and about 1.5 to 2 mm in thickness. It is 16 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter. There is no pouring lip, no handles, does have a rolled rim, and dented on the base.
My first thought was as an insert into a warming table, but I have never seen one of this size before. Any help would be appreciated.