R1.5m Reward for Recovery of Stolen Items

Reward for information leading to the recovery of the items described in this booklet.
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R1.5m Reward for Recovery of Stolen Items

Paul O’Sullivan & Associates, favoured with instructions from our client, have been authorised to offer, as we hereby do, a reward of up to R1,500,000 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Rand) payable in cash, free of exchange in Johannesburg, for information leading to the recovery of the items described in this booklet. The reward is payable subject to the following conditions:

  • The full reward is payable for the recovery of all the items.
  • If one or more of the items are recovered, then the reward will be paid on a pro rated basis, based on the intrinsic value of the item/s so recovered.
  • Information will be received in the strictest of confidence.
  • Any person handing any such item/s in will not be arrested or subjected to criminal sanction by us and his identity will be kept secret at all times.
  • The Booklet can be downloaded here: Stolen Items Booklet

To provide the information and claim the reward:

Your call will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

 

0001A Chinese small gold oblong snuff-box

  • The lid with shaped panel engraved with Chinese characters and chased with figures, the sides with figures and with engraved base, 19th Century
  • 2 5/8 inches wide

 

 

0002A Russian gold oblong cigarette-box

  • Chased with a repeated vesica pattern in green and red gold, with diamond thumbpiece, by Carl Faberge with the mark of Augustus Hollming as workmaster
  • 3 ¾ inches long

 

 

0003An 18 carat gold surprise box

  • Of oblong form, the cover set with a fire, opal within diamond and whole gold surround with white and yellow gold floral border, by Stuart Devlin
  • 2 ¾ inches wide

 

 

0004An 18 carat gold surprise box

  • Of trapezoid form, as a terrestrial globe opening to reveal a figure of Mr Harry Oppenheimer hidden in a diamond and gold cluster, by Stuart Devlin
  • 3 inches in diameter

 

 

0005An 18 carat gold surprise box

  • Of trapezoid form, opening to reveal figures beneath a gold and diamond, set tree, by Stuart Devlin
  • 3 ¼ inches wide, closed

 

 

An Empire gold oval snuff-box

  • Chased and engraved with scrolling foliage, the cover set with a removable miniature of Le Roi de Rome; on the reverse a miniature of Napoleon concealing another of Marie-Louise; the miniatures by Jean-Pierre Menuisier, the box by P.A. Marguerite, circa 1815
  • 2 ¼ inches wide

 

 

0007A Louis XVI circular gold box with detachable lid

  • At an altar, on diapered engine-turned ground in narrow foliage borders, with similar side and base, by Augustin-Andre Heguin, Paris 1786 with the poincon of Henri Clavel
  • 2 3/8 inches in diameter

 

 

A Swiss oblong gold snuff-box

  • The lid, sides and base with oval panels chased with vase and sprays of flowers in var-coloured gold on engine-turned ground in narrow foliage borders, circa 1800, maker’s mark CSS with another mark CK in script monogram
  • 3 and 3/8 inches wide

 

 

0009An important Regency gold and purpurine octagonal snuff-box

  • The borders to the lid and base chased with scrolling foliage in green tinted gold on matted ground, the side panels with plain mounts and moulded borders unmarked, circa 1810
  • 3 and 3/8 inches wide

 

 

0010A Swiss shaped oblong gold snuff-box

  • The lid with applied curved fluting in panels and sprays of laurel and set with diamond monogram of Franz Joseph with Imperial Crown with single stones at the corners, the bombe sides and base engraved with scrollwork and shells, Neuchatel, mid-19th century, maker’s marl CMWS
  • 3 ¼ inches wide

 

 

0011A Louis XV gold circular bonbonnierre

  • With detachable lid, inset with enamel panels of peasant mothers and children and small still life scenes in bright-cut borders, the side with reeding and husks, Paris, 1761, with the poicons of Eloi Brichard, maker’s mark indistinct, perhaps RR
  • 2 inches in diameter

 

 

0012A fine Louis XV oval gold snuff-box

  • The lid inset, with oval enamel panel of a lady and cupid on pink, ground with green and pink enamel panels to the sides and the base inlaid with gold flowers, with foliage borders in white and gold, by Charles Le Bastien, Paris, 1769 with the charge of Julien Alaterre and export decharge, enamel cracked
  • 3 ½ inches long

 

 

0013A fine Louis XV octagonal gold snuff-box

  • Inset with grisaille enamel panels of classical nymphs and amorini in chased vine borders with marbled pink enamel corner panels and guilloche and shell borders and fluted pilasters at the angles to the sides, by Mathieu Coiny, Paris, 1765, with the poicons of J.J. Prevost, the bezel engraved No. 7
  • 2 and 5/8 inches long

 

 

0014A fine Louis XV oval gold snuff-box

  • Inset with enamel panels painted with domestic interiors and still life in the manner of Chardin, the borders to the lid and base chased with vari-coloured gold, the lid slide with running scrolls and the body with festooned pilasters, by Francois Guillaume Tiron, Paris, lid and sides 1761, base 1762, with the charges of Eloi Brichard and J.J. Prevost respectively
  • 2 ¾ inches wide

 

 

0015A fine Louis XV octagonal gold snuff-box

  • Inset with oval grisaille panels of amorini on blue ground and small similar panels of vases, set in laurel wreaths and irregular corner panels within a border of shells, by Louis Roucel, 1764 with the poinςons of J.J. Prevost, with mark and signature on bezel
  • 3 ¼ inches wide

 

 

0016An important Russian gold oblong snuff-box

  • The lid, mounted with a panel of mother-of-pearl and diamond set gold representing a group of figures before a colonnade on blue enamel ground, the sides and base with similar small group of mother-of-pearl figures, the narrow gold borders engraved with diaperwork and foliage, the lid with diamond thumbpiece, St Petersburg, circa 1760, maker’s mark N.H. perhaps for Andreas Nilsson Hall working at St Petersburg 1749-60. The panels probably imported Berlin work.
  • 3 and 3/8 inches wide

 

 

0017A Louis XV oval gold snuff-box

  • The lid with oval panel chased with an altar in festooned border on striped engine-tuned ground, the sides and base with similar panels in foliage borders, Paris, 1772
  • 3 ½ inches wide

 

 

0018A gold oblong snuff-box

  • Of slightly bombe form, the lid chased with the Judgement of Paris in scroll borders, the sides with dog, bird scrolls and flowers, the base engraved with scrollwork, probably Spanish-American, unmarked
  • 2 ¾ inches wide

 

 


0019A Louis XVI small oval gold snuff-box

  • The lid chased with an oval panel of a globe and instruments, on engine-turned ground in guilloche borders with engine-turned sides and base, by Jean Baptiste Marie, Paris, 1777, with the poinςons of J.B. Fouache
  • 2 and 7/8 inches wide

 

 

 

 

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