It is a monument that almost any self-respecting Tartan Army fan would want for their garden.

A giant memorial stone charting England footballing defeats since Scotland's 2-1 win against the Auld Enemy in 1874 in Glasgow has fetched £425,000 at auction.

The work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was sold to an anonymous collector bidding over the telephone via a French-speaking member of Sotheby's staff in London.

Stretching from the defeat at Hamilton Crescent in Partick to England's 2-1 defeat by Romania at the 1998 World Cup, the nation's worst moments are all inscribed in granite

Cattelan is best known for his satirical and humorous sculptures. Cattelan's other well-known works include La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour) which depicts Pope John Paul II being struck down by a meteorite.

The Italian artist first exhibited the football monument at an exhibition in London in 1999 and its sale at Sotheby's follows England's worst ever performance at a World Cup last year.

The untitled work was sold this evening as part of "Bear Witness" - an extraordinary single-owner collection of nearly 550 paintings, sculpture and works of art.

The remainder of the collection will be sold on Wednesday and Thursday by the auction house.