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Silverware stolen from Burwash house
5:14pm Friday 8th June 2012 in News
Burglars took a silver hoard from a country house.
Police are appealing for witnesses the incident at a property in Heathfield Road, Burwash Common, near Heathfield.
The incident took place between 10.30pm on Saturday and 5.30am on Sunday.
More than 45 items of were taken, including eight solid silver Royal Copenhagen spoons.
Police said the items have been security marked but this could have worn off over the years.
Officers urged anyone visiting pawn shops, antique dealers or car boot sales to keep an eye out for itmes Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The items, for which no valuation has yet been provided, included: - Two solid silver passport size photo frames and three normal size silver frames.
- Small Japanese stacking pots around 5 in number that are circular with a red pattern, couple of inches high.
- One hexagonal ink pot which was copper inside with leather out is also missing and an empty walnut cigarette box.
- Two large silver plated sweet dishes with folding curvy handles, one was plain silver and the other had a pattern engraved on it.
- Two inch high silver terrines both with lids, one heavily engraved with unknown initials with detailed swirling patterns on it. The handle also twisted outwards.
- A plain silver snuff box, and 4 solid silver serviette rings. Three were circular and engraved with a pattern all the way round and the other was a plain oval shape.
- Four small solid silver ladles about soup spoon size and one slightly larger one with large curved handles. They were plain.
- A small shallow sweet dish with a lattice pattern and a raised pattern.
- An ink well with a silver lid and a cut glass transparent base.
- Four solid plain silver egg cups.
- Two silver plated egg cups that have slits down the side and a pattern around the rim.
- A solid silver tea strainer that was on a small silver tray. The handle was angular shaped.
-Eight solid silver Royal Copenhagen spoons. They are small in size and at the end of the handle is a three point crown. The handle has two raised lines down the handle. They are about 4 inches in length. They are from a set of 12.
- Some silver plated spoons have also been stolen but they are all different. Some have place names and engravings on them. It is not known what ones have gone missing at this stage.
- A solid silver cream jug about 6 inches tall with one handle and three feet.
- A solid silver salt and pepper holder with blue glass inserts.
- A small 'limoge' vase about two inches tall which is red with a gold pattern. It also has a picture on it and sits on a small plate of the same design.
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