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Monday, July 18, 2011

Stolen Art Watch, Goodnight Vienna !!



Valuable antiques stolen from Shropshire home

http://www.shropshirelive.com/2011/07/18/valuable-antiques-stolen-from-shropshire-home/

Police are seeking help in tracing two 19th century antiques worth around £40,000 stolen from a Shropshire home.

Both items are highly distinctive – a Swiss enamel, automatom bird music box and an Austrian ebonised and enamel table cabinet surmounted with a rare time piece.

They were stolen from a country home near Shrewsbury between midday on Thursday and 2pm yesterday.

Police today issued an appeal for information concerning the whereabouts of the two high value antiques.

The investigating officer, Police Constable Jason Tierney, said: “These are two very rare and distinctive pieces. The thieves may well attempt to sell them through an auction house, or possibly put them on ebay.

“I would appeal to art and antique dealers to assist the police with any information which might help trace them, especially if they are approached and offered the items for sale or auction.

The bird music box is by the German designer Griesbauem while the clock time piece and table cabinet are late 19th century and features 31 Viennese enamel panes.

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