An 18th century silver coffee pot said to be worth £1,200 has been stolen from an auction house in Bury St Edmunds.
The elegant silver pot was stolen from a display cabinet before bidding started at Lacey, Scott and Knight in Risbygate Street last Friday between 9am and 5pm.
The auctioneers describe the 25cm tall pot as a George I silver conical coffee pot with finial-topped hinged dome cover, walnut handle and engraved armorial for ‘Bradshaw of Belper Holbrook and Barton Hall, Derbyshire’. It was made by Benjamin Bentley in London 1725.
Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the police Investigations Management Unit on 101 quoting reference BU/14/720, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.