Zurich waives return of insurance settlement for bird sculpture

Wally bird

Zurich has waived the insurance settlement for a rare £30,000 Wally Bird sculpture, which was stolen nearly two decades ago and has been now been recovered and returned to the London borough where it was crafted in 1894.  

The quirky art piece was among a haul of precious Martinware pottery taken by professional art thieves from Ealing Council’s Pitzhanger Manor House in 2007.

Zurich Municipal paid out a total of £288

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