STOLEN - Pre-Columbian Ceramic Art - Salinas, CA

During October or November 2017, a large number of Pre-Columbian Ceramic artworks were stolen from a collector's storage facility in Salinas, CA. 

A report was filed with the Salinas Police Department.  Report #17-120867

One of the perpetrators has been identified and will hopefully soon be in custody.
It is believed that the stolen items are still in California

If you have any information about these items, please contact Detective John Richardson, email: 
Office Phone Number: 831-758-7478.

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STOLEN - Navajo Textiles, Wall Hangings, Pottery - Farmington, NM

On Sept 19th at approximately 5:20am, several items were stolen from the Casa Blanca Inn at 505 E La Plata St, Farmington, NM 87401. 

Items include the textiles shown in the attached images:
#1: Navajo Rug -  3' x 5', grey, black, red and tan with black border.
#2: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', grey, black, brown and red, Stepped diamonds with multiple borders
#3: Mexican textile - 3' x 6'3", red, black and white (on back of couch)
#4: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', white, grey and black with bottom border. Decorative wooden hanger was also taken.
#5: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', brown, beige, black and red
#6: Navajo textile - 3.5' x 5.5', aqua blue, red, black, white and tan with fringed short sides (on couch and in video)

Surveillance camera footage below also shows the following items:
a): Pottery Jar: golden tan with hand painted animal motifs, 10" high x 14" diameter.

b): Chinese ceramic elephant bookend: 7" high, mounted on 4" x 6" rectangular base. 

Additionally, two woven baskets were stolen but have already been recovered. 

Farmington Police Case# is 17-68297
Please contact Officer R. Discenza-Smith (R#799) via email at: or via telephone number 505-599-1070, with any information regarding the whereabouts of these items. 

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STOLEN - Large Inventory of Jewelry - Durango, CO

On the evening of Sept 12th or early morning of Sept 13th, approximately 300 items of jewelry were stolen during a "Smash and Grab" style burglary from Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, CO

The majority of items stolen were Navajo bracelets and necklaces, as well as a significant number of Hopi and Zuni pieces. 
Most pieces date from the 1960s - 1980s. Most items were silver, but there were a number of gold pieces and some Santo Domingo shell items. 

The gallery is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the thieves and the recovery of the jewelry. 

Additional photos will be posted as they become available.

Please be on the lookout for anyone selling a large quantity of jewelry.  If you have any information, please contact Detective Christopher Thomson with the Durango Police Department:  970-375-4732 or email:  Police report P17-27464

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Click Here to view an in-depth list of stolen items. 

STOLEN - Gandhara Buddha Head - Paris, France

A Gandhara Buddha head in stucco with traces of polychromy has been stolen from Galerie Alexis Renard, who was exhibiting at Galerie Arnoux located at 25 rue Guénégaud, Paris, France.

The theft occurred on Thursday, September 14 around 3:40pm.

The head is approximately 14.5 cm (5.7") 

If you have any information about the location of this piece or if you would like to further information, please contact Liesbeth at +33 609 172 109