even if we were to formally categorize the hierarchy of bavarian heraldic lions by circa ten different sculpture sizes, this would certainly not extend to a qualitative classification. on the contrary. this miniature lion, just nine centimeters tall, delights the observer with its unique artistic power. the execution of the eyes, ears, muzzle and paws, after franz xaver lorch's design, is so meticulous that this practical bottle stopper is also a miniature masterpiece.
hand painted. porcelain 3cm (1.2inches) long x 3cm (1.2inches) deep x 8cm (3.15inches) high