A Yaozhou celadon figure of a lion, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 815. A Yaozhou celadon figure of a lion, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century;  6 ¼ in. (15.8 cm.) highEstimate $15,000 - $25,000Price Realized $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The muscular beast shown resting its right forepaw on a ball, the face modeled with a ferocious expression, covered overall with a glaze of matte olive-green color, wood stand 

Provenance: Christie's New York, 5 June 1986, lot 155.
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York.

Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.