Published: June 26, 2012
(Editor’s note: This article augments a stolen items article published in the June 22, 2012, issue of Antiques and The Arts Weekly , detailing a of series residential burglaries in the Lyme and Old Lyme, Conn., areas currently being investigated by Troop F of the Connecticut State Police.)
A resident recently reported the theft of hundreds of items from her home, mostly vintage jewelry, the bulk of which was contained in four Sentry locked safes that the thieves took outright. There were more than 400 items stored in the safes, including a fishing tackle box of more than 200 earrings that had either been gifted or purchased over 30 years.
Among the items reported stolen was a 45-piece antique gold thimble collection, approximately 10 Navajo Pawn silver cuff bracelets, all of some age with turquoise and all one of a kind, some with huge stones, and a collection of vintage rhinestone pins and shoe clips.
Also taken were two pieces of porcelain dollhouse miniatures and a framed antique engraving of Chatsworth-Deborah of Devonshires home in the United Kingdom in a silver wooden frame, about 5 by 5 inches.
An old-fashioned corn cob metal dryer that had numerous necklaces hanging on it was among the stolen objects. It held at least 40 examples, including Elsa Peretti's diamonds by the yard.
Additional jewelry included Ted Muehling “rice” earrings of 14K gold, amethyst and 14K gold drop earrings, diamond and platinum stud earrings, moonstone and 22K gold earrings, pearl and 22K gold drop earrings, opal beads and 15K gold drop earrings, citrine and 14K gold earrings, 22K gold hoop earrings, blue pearl and 22K gold earrings, turquoise and 22K gold drop earrings, a Gabriella Kiss 14K gold ring with stone, perhaps ruby, jade teardrop 14K drop earrings, chrysoprase and 22K gold drop earrings, Gabriella Kiss ring with stone, perhaps chalcedony.
Also taken were a number of antique butterscotch Bakelite bracelets, all one of a kind, and five silver bracelets, all antique, handmade and one of a kind.
Anyone having information concerning these Lyme-area burglaries or stolen property is asked to contact TFC David Luke #523 at Connecticut State Police, Troop F Westbrook, 860-399-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sgt John Mesham #214, email email@example.com or 860-399-2100, referencing claim #06B57445.
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