I must admit I didn't see what this was until I read the description. Do you?
In the early 1900s French fashion designer Jacques Doucet commissioned Joseph Csaky to carve this avant-garde lion's head - its dimensions based on those of the head of a real lion, at 32 cm in length and 23.2cm in height.
Estimated value today = €80k - €120k
What a stunning stylised piece and immediately obvious once you know what it is.