A couple of birds featuring kingfishers are not decorative figure, these are condiment dispensers. My mum and brother have same one because we bought them when we visited Arita, that is famous throughout the world for its pottery. Our family items that hold our precious memories (unfortunately taller one’s beak was chipped when I moved). Shorter one is for soy sauce and taller one is for Worcestershire sauce. It is common to put a set of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce dispenser on the dining table in Japan. You can see the soy sauce dispenser setting on the table at Japanese restaurant, or Sushi restaurant.