This is a very pretty little piece - I just can't really figure out its purpose! It could be a flowerpot, a low vase or bowl, a utensil holder, etc., etc.
Whatever the case, its a really beautiful piece of pottery! It is a pale grey on the outside, decorated with hand-painted deep mauve flowers with lovely green leaves. The inside is a very dark brown or black glazed finish.
It is very difficult to identify makers of West German pottery since most of the makers only used paper labels, if that. Most pieces are marked with numbers as this one is.
The piece measures 3 3/4" tall by 4" in diameter. It is in perfect condition!