The sculpture "Chinese Zodiac Tiger" demonstrates that all of Maria Walther's works have a deeper meaning. Her collection "Chinese Zodiac Signs" depicts a legend in which the Jade Emperor invited all the animals to a race across a river. The twelve winners of the race became part of the Chinese zodiac. The tiger crossed the finish line in third place, because although the tiger is very heavy, thanks to its strength it managed to swim across the river as one of the first. With "Chinese Zodiac Tiger", a unique, symbolic figurine made of Meissen porcelain with a height of 11.5 cm was created. Maria Walthers own ambition is to make each individual figurine something very special. When designing her sculptures, the MEISSEN artist attaches great importance to opening up new perspectives for the viewer with her work and to transporting him or her into the world of white gold.