|We are delighted to have assisted with the return of an Anglo-Saxon brooch stolen from Rutland County Museum in 1995.
The brooch was sent by post to the Metropolitan Police anonymously at the end of last year. Since they were unsure from where it might have been stolen, they checked it with the ALR in case the theft had been registered with us by another police force. Thankfully the brooch was matched to the one stolen from the museum in 1995, and it has now been returned.
It was particularly pleasing to continue our close work with the police on this case, as well as the insurers who had originally paid out on the loss. A spokesperson from Zurich UK noted:
“Over recent years we have endeavoured to strengthen our subrogation / recovery capabilities and as part of that effort we have established a strong partnership with the Art Loss Register which has ultimately led to a number of recoveries for Zurich and our customers.”
The story has already been featured in BBC News and the Antiques Trade Gazette, and you can read full details on our website.
Pictured from left to right: Carl Tatman (Claims Relationship Manager, Zurich Insurance), Robert Clayton (Head of Culture and Registration, Rutland County Council, Tim Clough (Former Curator, Rutland County Museum), Cllr Lucy Stephenson (Cabinet Member for Culture), Detective Constable Sophie Hayes (Metropolitan Police), James Ratcliffe (Director of Recoveries & General Counsel, The Art Loss Register).