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Art treasures stolen from manor

A small part of the porcelain collection that was stolen

Thieves broke into Ramsbury Manor, near Marlborough home of tycoon Harry Hyams on Wednesday night

A small part of the porcelain collection that was stolen

Hundreds of treasures worth millions of pounds were stolen in the raid

Part of the porcelain collection that was stolen

The stolen items are of great rarity and are of museum quality which will make them hard to dispose of

Pair of Bow white busts of Mongolians, c.1750, 27.5cm high, English Porcelain

Wiltshire detectives believe it was a well-planned operation by professional thieves

A rare and magnificent pair of Ormolu two-light 'lyon-faced' candelabra by Matthew Boulton, c.1772

Mr Hyams was ranked the 155th richest person in Britain in the Times Rich List for 2005, with an estimated fortune of 320m

Exceptionally rare, early Thomas Tompion clock, c.1675

The manor was occupied by staff when the thieves broke in but no-one was hurt during the raid



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