Stolen Urn Returned to National Trust Property
Jan 10, 2012
A Louis XVI, Egyptian Porphyry fluted oviform urn and cover with grape/fruit finial, mounted with ormolu lion masks and ring handles, on fluted square support and base with acanthus leaf collar.
Stolen in 1994 from the Hinton Ampner House, a National Trust property in the UK. The urn appeared for sale at Christie’s London in 2011. Chris Marinello, acting on behalf of the National Trust, negotiated an unconditional return of the urn with Christie’s consignor.