Pináculos de azulejos are ceramic finials that decorate rooftops of many buildings in Seville, Spain. They are delightful, usually colorful, fluffs of decoration that surround rooftop edges.
I’m told by a local ceramics expert that these types of ceramic decorative pieces were made in large numbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when ceramic producers thrived in Seville. I saw examples on rooftops everywhere in Seville (some colorful, others a more modest white or blue-on-white).
The culmination of this ceramic production was incorporated into the Plaza de Espana, built for the 1929 Iberia-American Exposition.
After the 1920s, decorative ceramic production in Seville began a slow descent. Large-scale ceramic factories closed, one-by-one. Now none are left, although individual potters are again sprouting up in Triana (a district of Seville).