Terence Conran's Albion range for Royal Doulton is beautifully simple and plain. Most pieces in the collection have straight edges, but this gravy boat has gone all swoopy.
There's a distinct but subtle bird form hiding beneath that essentially practical handle and spout, don't you think? Do zoot over to PointClickHome and read Anne E Collins' post about this shape. I'm so on her side (even though I've been a culprit in the birds trend myself!).