I regret to tell you that sometime between April 16 and 24, this ceramic and porcelain Chinese garden pedestal, identical to the one in the photo, but with a matching hexagonal pot sitting on the top, was taken from the front porch of our residence. This theft has been reported to the Oak Bay Police.
The real value to our family is that this stand and pot belonged to my grandparents and dates to c. early 1900’s, having been in our family for over 80 years. It is unique and rare and we are offering a reward for its return.
It seems that similar thefts of large, heavy garden ornaments have occurred in Oak Bay over the last few weeks so please be vigilant.
Should you see or hear anything about the possible whereabouts of our pedestal and pot, I would appreciate your contacting the Oak Bay Police. Many thanks.