A rather elegant bird forms this vintage ceramic pipe rest from pre-WWII Germany. Glazed a reddish brown with black and yellow accents.
Made by Ludwig König for Karlsruhe Majolika in the 1920s.
Examples of König's graceful yet forward-looking animal forms can be found in the British Museum.
A pretty special piece - I have not seen another like it anywhere. And in excellent condition!
12 cm long, 10 cm at the highest and 6.5 cm at the widest points.