The Ashe County Sheriff's Office is searching for assistance with a stolen piece of artwork.  The lithograph was stolen on December 23, 2012. A $2000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for the return of an Escher Lithograph with the print Serial Number 53/108.  The theft occurred in the Jefferson/Laurel Springs area. The Escher Lithograph is matted in a silver frame, entitled "Ascending and Descending." Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to call the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 846-5633 or Ashe County Crime Stoppers at (336) 846-4188. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to the arrest of individuals connected to certain crimes.