Porcelain that was stolen by Nazis on the Sotheby’s auction block

A treasure trove of loot plundered by the Nazis for Hitler’s personal collection is set to hit the auction block at Sotheby’s.

The 117 pieces of 18th-century Meissen porcelain which form the Oppenheimer collection are currently racking up big advance bids online.

The crown jewel — a 1727 mantel clock case — already has a top bid of $140,000. Other items of note include a pair of baluster vases from around the same time stamped with the mark of Polish King Augustus II, and a 1731 tea set which once belonged to Venice’s noble Morosini family.

The Meissen porcelain collection are “museum quality pieces,” Dr. Lori Verderame, a museum

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