Porcelain Masterpiece to Be Returned to Heirs of Former German Prime Minister

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NEW YORK, NY.- Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement‘s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation, the United States has entered into a settlement agreement with the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio that provides for the return to a royal family in Germany of the “Nereid Sweetmeat Stand,” a famed Swan Service collection’s centerpiece. During the World War II, while on loan to the Dresden Museum from the family of the former prime minister of Saxony, the “Nereid Sweetmeat Stand” was stolen from a castle where it was hidden. The porcelain piece, valued at more than $1 million, was recently located at the Toledo Museum of Art, which has agreed to return it to the heirs of the former prime minister. “ICE is committed to working closely with foreign governments, art dealers, museums, and other organizations to recover stolen works of fine art and antiquities,” said James T. Hayes