Police appeal after 200-year-old flagons stolen

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Police are appealing for information after two 18th Century flagons were stolen during a burglary at Clifton Park Museum.

Overnight on Tuesday 9th April intruders smashed a window, gaining access to the museum and taking two 18th Century silver flagons.

The flagons are described as being a pair of George III Silver Flagons, of plain circular tapering form, with spreading foot, below a domed hinged cover.

They have a leaf scroll thumb-piece and a hollow handle with heart terminal.

Made by Tudor and Leader of Sheffield in 1781, the flagons are 116oz in total and 36.5cm high.

The side of each is engraved with the words The Gift of Mrs Mary Bellamy, Late of Rotherham, 1781.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area during this time and saw anything suspicious or anyone who may have been offered the flagons to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 16 of 9 April.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, annonymously, on 0800 555 111.