Picasso should have been a potter. His partly glazed terracotta vase Oiseaux et Poissons
, conceived in 1955, is far more attractive than any of his paintings. It fetched £109,875 at Christie's London auction on 18 June, much higher than its pre-sale estimate of £30,000 to £40,000. It was issued as a limited edition of 25. So, something to look out for in the next car boot sale.