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Capodimonte ornaments stolen in Little Aston raid

The Last Supper Capodimonte Image copyright Staffordshire Police
Image caption The Last Supper by Capodimonte is valued at £6,000

A collection of rare ornaments worth up to £100,000 have been stolen in a burglary.

The haul from Little Aston, near Sutton Coldfield, featured pieces by Italian porcelain manufacturers Capodimonte including the Resurrection of Christ, worth £12,000 and the Last Supper valued, at £6,000.

The burglary happened between Thursday 10 March and Saturday 12 March.

Police have launched a nationwide appeal to trace them.

More on the stolen Capodimonte ornaments

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Image caption The Cheats is valued at £1,000

Also taken were The Cheats by Bruno Merli valued at £1,000, and two coach and horses figurines worth £5,000,

Det Con Jamie Harris, from Staffordshire Police, urged people to look out for any Capodimonte items being offered for sale under suspicious circumstances.

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Image caption Two carts and horses ornaments were also taken in the burglarly

"Some of these collectables are very rare and are worth a lot of money so we are understandably keen to reunite them with their rightful owner," Det Con Harris said.

"It is highly likely they will be offered for sale out of Staffordshire and we want to issue a nationwide appeal to dealers of antiques and collectables to keep an eye out."

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Image caption The collection of ornaments include pieces by Capodimonte and Volta

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