Two items of silver stolen from a Worcestershire house have been returned to the owner after a dealer recognised one of them from an alert in ATG.
London silver dealer Alastair Dickenson, of
Jermyn Street, realised it was featured in a 'stolen' advert from
ATG No 2076, dated February 2, among 17 pieces in a mixed haul of
antiques taken on December 11 last year.
Another dealer asked him what he
thought about a William IV silver-gilt Columbine cup, John Bridge,
London 1830, which had come into his possession. A French silver
mustard pot, Paris, 1781, with blue glass liner, was also
AXA Art Insurance claims manager
Claire Dewey said: "Thanks to Alastair's diligence we were able to
return these items. One of the most rewarding aspects of working in
fine art insurance is returning stolen items to the rightful owner
after they are recovered. Suffice to say the owners were delighted
that these items were found."
The other 15 items are still missing,