Vermeer's The Concert

Vermeer's The Concert

Friday, April 13, 2007

Hey Semion, How do you Like Yours Eggs ????

Semion Mogilevich likes his Eggs preserved, displayed in his museum of the missing !!
Police trying to track down Faberge eggs, vases stolen from Vienna palace

The Associated PressPublished: April 12, 2007

VIENNA, Austria: Authorities said Thursday they hope DNA tests and fingerprint analysis will help track down the thieves who stole up to €800,000 (US$1.07 million) worth of Faberge eggs and other artworks from a Vienna palace.

Police Maj. Manfred Briegl of Vienna's criminal investigations division told reporters that police still had no leads in the theft, which was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Palais Harrach, a Baroque-era mansion that now houses offices and shops.

Briegl said detectives dusted for fingerprints and collected possible traces of the thieves for DNA analysis in their effort to recover the 30 Faberge eggs, 20 porcelain vases and a painting, and that results were expected within a week.

He said the owner of the artworks, whose name was not released, estimated their total value at between €600,000 (US$805,000) and €800,000 (US$1.07 million).

Gerald Hesztera, spokesman for the Federal Criminal Investigations Bureau said Vienna police gave Interpol a detailed list of the stolen items in case they surface in auctions or black markets outside Austria.

Police said the works were stolen sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning by thieves who broke through a rear entrance and apparently loaded the items into a waiting vehicle.

Werner Mayer, an official with the UNIQA insurance company, told Austrian television the building was not fitted with an alarm system and suggested the insurer was, therefor, not legally obligated to cover the theft.
Art Hostage comments:
"How do you likes your Eggs, darling?" said the husband to his new Bride.
"Fertilised, as soon as possible, soon to be Daddy" replied the adoring wife.

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