My lack of success at auction recently has been reversed, when I was lucky enough to secure this Art Deco bronze bull on Saturday. The sculpture and its base are only 24 cm in total, so the design of the base incorporates one of the elements that appeals to me - using overscale to achieve a different effect.
Although I did not bid for it, I was also watching the sale at a different auction, at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh, of one of my favourite artists, the Scottish Colourist F C B Cadell, whose picture herebelow achieved its estimate of GBP200,000.
I hope the symbolism of the bull will finally herald a change of fortunes in many spheres.
Bull image from Kastern Kunst Auction, Hanover.