ON the evening of Tuesday, March 1 thieves broke into Willingham Auctions and stole four fruit-decorated Royal Worcester vases.
The vases had been sold in a previous sale (February 5) and were
in a locked cabinet awaiting collection. A single 11in (28cm) high
vase and cover signed by Freeman (shape number 1572) with an old
paper label to the base had sold for £1600. A set of three lidded
pot pourri vases and covers, also signed by Freeman, had sold for
The theft took place at around 8.15pm after thieves had entered
by smashing the glass in the saleroom door.
Any information should be directed to Cambridgeshire police
quoting crime reference number CF0091480311.
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