Art Theft Register

 

Art and cultural property theft is a rapidly growing criminal enterprise in South Africa, the magnitude of which has been highlighted by the recent thefts of valuable and culturally symbolic art pieces.

In an attempt to generate awareness of art and cultural property theft, Artinsure has established an art theft register, which acts as a comprehensive archive of stolen art in the country. 
 
We are committed to the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage, with the Art Theft Register designed to provide information and assistance in the recovery of these stolen works. 
 
Should you have any information regarding stolen artworks or cultural property, or would like to register stolen art works, please contact us.
 
Please contact info@artinsure.co.za should you have any information regarding these missing artworks or if you want to register a missing artwork

 

 

ALD Dennison Sovereign Holder
Medium: Gold
Description of Loss:

18ct gold. Initials "PE" on front. Made to look like a pocket watch.


Date of Loss: August 2014
Location of Loss: Macrorie House Museum
Wales & McCulloch Pocket Watch
Medium: Gold
Description: Diameter: 48mm; Chain: 440mm
Date of Work: c.1789
Description of Loss:

18ct gold pocket watch (c 1789) white face with black roman numerals. Hinged lid. Gold sovereign is attached to it by an 18ct chain.


Date of Loss: August 2014
Location of Loss: Macrorie House Museum
Rothmans Gold Pocket Watch
Medium: Gold
Description: Diameter: 35mm
Date of Work: c.1850
Description of Loss:

18ct gold pocket watch with built in winder and ring on top (c. 1850). Handles on sides for converting to a wrist watch. White enamel face with black roman numerals.


Date of Loss: August 2014
Location of Loss: Macrorie House Museum
"True Friends
Artist: Nelson Makamo
Medium: Mono Print
Description: 1160 x 860 mm Mixed media
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Stolen from car


Date of Loss: 31/3/2014
Location of Loss: Sandton
"Shy Girl in Blue
Medium: Mixed medium
Description: 1000 x 1240mm
Date of Work: t/a
Description of Loss:

Stolen from Gallery


Date of Loss: 25/6/2013
Location of Loss: Sandton
Uncertain (Kruiskerk, Tulbach)
Artist: J.H. Pierneef
Medium: Linocut
Description: Signed and dated in pencil; 37cm x 32cm
Date of Work: 1929
Date of Loss: July 2014
Location of Loss: Lost in transit from Port Elizabeth to George
Wheatfields
Artist: Patrick Cordingley
Medium: Oil on board
Description: 270 x 380
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Recovered


Date of Loss: November / December 2013
Location of Loss: Parkhurst Art Studio
Tulbach
Artist: Patrick Cordingley
Medium: Oil on board
Description: 300 x 300mm
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Missing


Date of Loss: November/December 2013
Location of Loss: Parkhurst Art Studio
Irises
Artist: Patrick Cordingley
Medium: Oil on board
Description: 490x560mm
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Missing


Date of Loss: November / December 2013
Location of Loss: Parkhurst Art Studio
West Coast National Park
Artist: Patrick Cordingley
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 650x450mm
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Recovered


Location of Loss: Parkhurst Art Studio

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