Small Elle pottery vase (and cats). The artist was Birgitte Skyttern, the shape of this vase is 929.
One of the best things about Elle pottery is how "Elle" is written on the bottom. If you're not familiar with the company, the name isn't always easy to read, so if you use some creative eBay searches you can usually find pieces that are listed wrong. For example, pieces with this signature are sometimes listed as E''E.