This piece SOLD for $165 back in 2012 (with the professional repair to one horn). Today in 2019 I’d price this exact same piece at $210 at least IF I got this exact piece back. Get in contact with us if you’d like to buy or sell a similar piece using the links below.


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This piece sold for $165 back in 2012 (with a professional repair to one horn). The exact same piece would be worth more today IF I got it back- NOT available- this piece has SOLD! Keep following our NEWLY LISTED Category as we are often listing Ellis pieces. Or follow us on Instagram – instagram.com/invisedge .

LARGE consignment of vintage Ellis pottery will be listed in iNVISeDGE soon! Many of the pieces that will be listed are rare and designs I’ve never seen before. This consignment belongs to a family friend of the founders of Ellis Pottery so some of the items were never sold in a retail situation. Keep following our NEWLY LISTED Category or follow us on instagram.com/invisedge.

Background Info and Provenance

(Description written in 2012.)

An Ellis bull from the 1960’s. Ellis pottery would be one of the best Australian design houses of that era. I say design here because their designs are all distinctly their own- they are not copied from pottery firms that operated in Europe / Italy or the USA. Organic in styling with a smooth flow, the rounded edges of this piece are in contrast to the bold dramatic stance. It’s these contrasts that really draw you in and hold your interest. This piece stands proudly amongst international offerings from the same era and in fact outshines most of what I’ve ever come across – it holds its ground alongside Bitossi pieces and even Gambone figures. Ellis is one example that proves the merit of Australian design and thanks to the internet, items such as this are beginning to draw interest from overseas buyers.

This piece is not marked- no Ellis animals are. Some have sticker labels- most don’t. It’s certainly Ellis though … guaranteed. Whether you are in Australia or overseas it’s a great investment- these figures are not easy to find and always draw you in. If you’re going to invest investment art, it might as well be in something you’ll get years of pleasure from. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce landfill.


This vintage piece is in great condition for its age with no noticeable flaws to report at all. It has NO chips, NO cracks. It does have a professional repair to the horns. This is pretty common with vintage bulls with pointy horns like this (I see it quite often in Gambone bulls as well). The repair is professional and not noticeable unless you’re looking closely at the area (and even then it is barely noticed). The photos depict this fairly. As shown the surface texture of the area repaired is very slightly different otherwise it would be undetectable to the eye. I have priced the bull accordingly and I purchased it like this. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest as a collector. If the repair has been done well (which is has) it adds to the history and story of the piece- that is why we buy vintage pieces after all. This bull also has crazing consistent with many Ellis pieces. It’s not noticeable and doesn’t spoil the piece. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It has a length of about 19cm by about 12cm. It stands about 9.5cm at the highest point. Read my 1100+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/pottery/glass SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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