I haven’t previously seen this form from Wedgwood and can find few other examples. It was made in January 1969 at Wedgwood’s factory in Barlaston, Staffordshire. We have had other examples from the same family, mainly vases of different shapes and sizes, and in both this black glaze called ravenstone and in its white sibling, moonstone. All of the pieces from this family of production have this signature ribbed decoration and a satin glaze.
This piece could be used for flowers too, but you would need a kenzan or flower frog to support the blooms and it might be in danger of becoming too top heavy. I think a better use for it is for food. There would be something verging on the Roman bacchanalian for it to be used for a few bunches of dusty black grapes or the luscious shock of perfectly ripe cherries would, again, look splendid.
In good condition with no chips or cracks.