Friday, 4 May 2012

Burglary at Chavenage House, Glos, 26 April

PLEASE FORWARD DETAILS AND IMAGES TO ANY CONTACTS WHO ARE HISTORIC HOUSE OWNERS OR CUSTODIANS OF COLLECTIONS, CERAMICS CONSERVATORS, AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, DEALERS OR COLLECTORS.

ANY INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT LEAD TO THE RETRIEVAL OF THE ITEMS OR ABOUT THE CRIME ITSELF SHOULD BE RELAYED TO MIKE PRENTICE AT GLOUCESTERSHIRE POLICE mike.prentice@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk THE CRIME REFERENCE NUMBER IS 10317-12

Items taken include:

OAK ROOM
A George II simulated tortoiseshell bracket clock, the bell topped case enclosing an eight-day fusee movement with verge escapement and an engraved black plate, the arched brace face with a strike/silent and seconds subsidiary dials flanking the maker's label, Robt. and Pet. Higgs, London, the silvered chapter ring enclosing a false pendulum and calendar aperture, height 1'6'.

Contents of a China Cabinet
· A pair of circular two-handled ice pail, covers and liners circa 1820, each piece painted with shaped reserves of sailors in and around a hour on a gilded green ground, one handle repaired 9in (2)
· A pair of Dresden candlesticks, one decorated with seated boy with garlanded hair, a flowered pink cloak, holding festoon of flowers, the other with seated girl, her hair garlanded with vine leaves, wearing flowered blue robe and holding a basket of fruits. Both on circular panelled stands and leaning against tree trunk on which is set the candleholder. Height 7" and 7 1/4" respectively
· Other contents of the cabinet, including a Japanese ovoid bulbous bottle vase c1880 and Sevres style coffee can and saucer.
 

A pair of oval miniature portraits on ivory, c1780 of John Lowsley and Mary Lowsley, gilt frames. A group of four family miniature portraits, early 19th Century, of a young man, his wife and their two children.

 


BILLIARD ROOM
 
A George IV mahogany sarcophagus cellaret circa 1825, the flattened pyramidal lid carved with fruit, above a panelled body on paw feet. 1'11" by 2' 10" and a Regency elm and rosewood parquetry games table, circa 1820, the moulded square top inlaid for Nine Men's Morris, with successive bands of figured wood, above a frieze drawer on a square banded stem and concave square platform with paw feet, 2' 4" by 1'10" (top only visible in photograph). A 19th century ormolu and porcelain mantle clock by P.H. Moury. The enamelled face with flying cupid centrepiece and numeral panels on bleu de roi ground, in arched frame, inset arcadian landscape panel, with ormolu ribbon cresting and laurel swags, supported by flanking pillars on shaped plinth with floral inset panel and surmounted by porcelain urn with ormolu swags. 15"x 9".

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