Bavarian Lion with Escutcheon, 6.7" by Nymphenburg Porcelain

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Nymphenburg Porcelain

Bavarian Lion with Escutcheon, 6.7" 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.

At around the same time that Roman Anton Boos, as Sculptor to the Electoral Court, designed a series of statuettes of the ancient gods for the Nymphenburg Palace grounds, he also created a pair of lions holding an escutcheon. The animals, which are looking at each other, adorn the outside stairs on the Palace’s garden side. In 1958, Franz Xaver Lorch used them as a model and turned the attractive pair into two hand-span-sized porcelain figurines. Humble and modest, the two big cats, one on the left and one on the right, are crouching behind the magnificently framed escutcheon.

Dimensions: 3.5" x 3.9" x 6.7"

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

Additional pieces in the collection are available here.

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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$ 1,340.00
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