Bavarian Lion Figurine on Plinth, 3.9" by Nymphenburg Porcelain

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Bavarian Lion Figurine, 1.6" by Nymphenburg Porcelain

Lions have represented the House of Wittelsbach since 1242. Representing courage and valor, many of the lions wield the shield of blue and white oblique diamonds.  The shield also dates back to the same period but evolved to its current appearance in 1950.

From 1797 until 1822, Johann Peter Melchior was master sculptor at Nymphenburg. Under his direction, figurine sculpture underwent a radical transformation. Influenced by Classicism, the shapes became simpler, calmer and thus more elegant, without, however, sacrificing any of their characteristic charm or naturalness. In a short space of time, Melchior created a great many figures that have lost none of their appeal to this day. Thus the reclining lion, designed around 1800, has adorned the blue-edged base of this paperweight since 1985.

Dimensions: 2.8" x 1.2" x 1.6"

Delivery time is estimated at 1-5 weeks depending on stock check.

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Hand wash only. Not microwave safe.

Nymphenburg Porzellan was founded in 1747 in Munich, Germany. One of the few porcelain manufacturers still producing all handmade product, Nymphenburg has supplied the aristocracy and elite for over 260 years. The factory is located on the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace.  If you are looking at expanding or replacing an existing vintage service or need assistance finding items not shown, please contact us and we will try to help.

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