Burglars steal antiques worth £6.5k from Hove house

Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 11:27 am

Antiques worth at least £6,500 were stolen in a burglary at a house in Hove.

Sussex Police said: “Detectives are seeking thieves who broke into a central Hove house and stole 23 valuable items, including vases, statues and china believed to be worth at least £6,500.

“In the early hours of Saturday 28 March the items were taken while the man was asleep at the address in Pembroke Crescent, Hove.”

A Lalique crystal glass statue of Madonna and Child stolen in a burglary in Hove

A Lalique crystal glass statue of Madonna and Child stolen in a burglary in Hove

Detective Constable Jane Kemp, of the Brighton Priority Crime Team, said: “These are very individual and distinctive items and we are sure anyone who is offered them for sale will realise this.

“We are also making inquiries in the Lewes and Arundel areas where it is felt some of the items may turn up.

“If you have been offered any of them, or have any other information about the burglary, please contact us.”

The items stolen include

  • a large heavy Lalique crystal glass statue of Madonna and Child with a “Lalique Crystal” silver label on the front and on a heavy black glass base.
  • a large heavy Crystal Lalique “Sylvie” vase in the form of two doves with stylised asymmetric glass wings and “Lalique Crystal” silver label on the front
  • a Clarice Cliff “Bizarre Ware” Stamford-shaped teapot (classic 1930s Art Deco shape with curved handle and shape to one side and square shape to the other side) and a bold pink and blue “splashed” daisy flower decoration on the body of the teapot (rare Delecia pattern and Stamford shape)
  • a Clarice Cliff tall “Bizarre Ware” Bon Jour shape (classic 1930s Art Deco curved shape) jug with a posy of flowers design on the front
  • two Clarice Cliff barrel shaped “Bizarre Ware” Autumn Crocus mainly orange-coloured jam pots with lid and typical orange crocus design.
  • a fine quality Japanese Satsuma Ware “Moon Vase” (circular shaped like the moon, with handle incorporated into the design) with very fine Satsuma gold enamelling decoration of Japanese gardens and landscapes and with a red “Imperial” impressed Japanese glazed mark on the base
  • a tall and heavy Art Deco 1930s solid bronze dancing female figure with one foot raised in the air and on a heavy black marble plinth. Signed “’Philip” and “Reveil” and impressed “Bronze Garanti Paris Deposée” foundry Mark on base
  • a large and heavy Art Deco solid bronze bison/buffalo/wildebeest heavily/finely textured statue/figure on four legs and heavy black marble base signed “Milo” and impressed “Bronze Garanti Paris Deposée” foundry Mark on base
  • an ovoid shape Moorcroft Vase 6.5in high with a cream, green and black flower “tube lined” design on the body and signed “Moorcroft” on the bottom
  • a Moorcroft vase, “Foxglove” design of pink flowers, 10in tall, balloon shaped and signed “Moorcroft” on the bottom
  • a Moorcroft Vase, “Foxglove” design of pink flowers, 8in tall, trumpet shaped and signed “Moorcroft” on the bottom
  • a Moorcroft “Mediterranean Figs” double-handled vase signed “Moorcroft” on the bottom
  • a Moorcroft small squarer-shaped “Colours of Kiribati” vase, with a distinctive turquoise abstract pattern design
  • a Moorcroft medium-sized and balloon or urn shaped “Cherries” vase with a bold cherries design on the body and signed “Moorcroft” on the bottom
  • a tall brass 19th century Regency urn-shaped vase with original glass insert and double square handles on the top, with impressed swirl design on the sides
  • a pair of Royal Doulton 8in tall “Lambeth Ware” balloon-shaped vases with “tube lined” flower motifs in pink and blue and with a Royal Doulton impressed mark on the base
  • a large Art Nouveau style clear glass vase with a gold, red and green swirled design inlaid and stained into the top part of the glass and dripping down into the lower half
  • a tall Art Nouveau style/shaped glass claret jug with a silver plate-patterned top/lid
  • a Clarice Cliff large pink jug with flower decoration with handle and a “Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery” mark on the base
  • Clarice Cliff salt and pepper pots, blue Chi design
  • an R Lalique “coquilles” plate circa 1924
  • an amethyst crystal glass chalice/tazza with a gilt and enamel decorated design by the Kamenicky Senov glass school and made by Hermann Eiselt (1925)

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

  1. Unique Lalique Mascots Reply

    Terrible! We suffered a break-in of sorts, an assult some years ago when a mugging took place at our premises* and valuable Lalique was stolen. The local police I must say were truly helpfull. I do hope they get these b……s!

    *We now have security devices as well as CCTV both inside and outside of our premises… at great exspence of course but the insurers demand it these days. A great shame as visitiors are by prior appointment only now because of this.

  2. Unique Lalique Mascots Reply

    … Would be very interested to know if they do get the perpertrator(s)

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