I’m quite surprised that I haven’t managed to find out any information on this rather fabulous ceramic bull’s head! With a ‘Made in Italy’ stamp on the back I was pretty certain that I’d find a twin bust for sale somewhere online, but it seems that our bovine friend is rather unique! I loved him the moment I spotted him, and of course even more so when I realised that he was Italian! While I haven’t managed to find a bull for sale, I did stumble across an Italian glazed horse’s head that sold for an impressive $250 (R3400) on eBay, and locally a similarly proportioned ram’s head is selling new for R1600 – which makes our chap a bit of a bargain!
A very cool decor piece that will look great set against a painted wall, but just as good against a crisp white background – bizarrely we used to have a cow’s head (sculpted, not real!) hanging in our all white bathroom in Justin’s flat in Durbs, and it look rather fabulous – if I do say so myself!
Note: On the whole the condition of the bust is very good, although there are one or two tiny nicks in the glaze (see photos). The last image is of our bull hanging on our dark blue bedroom wall
Dimensions: 36cm tall x 28cm wide x 19cm deep