Barye’s Lion

The “Lion qui marche” by Antoine-Louis Barye, from 1841, is one of his most popular designs and was cast in different sizes and finished off with various patinations. The piece at hand is roughly 22 cm high, including the plinth, and has a very beautiful, golden-brown and malachite-coloured patina. It sold for $3,958. (Photo courtesy Auctionata)