This vase was among 12 items of Worcester pottery worth more than £47,000 stolen from an antique shop in Edenbridge, Kent.

The Royal Crown vases and pot-pourri pots range in value from £1,100 to £7,800 and were insured with Axa. They include a pair of vases dating from between 1902 and 1905 designed by Schuck and carrying the mark of his Hadley factory at the base. All are registered with the Art Loss Register.