Spring Fine Art Sale: Friday 24 March 2017 10:00AM

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Viewing: Sunday 19 March 11am-4pm, Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March 10am-4pm and morning of sale days from 8am. 
Friday 24 March, 10am: Part 1: Lots 1-449
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 2: Lots 450-811
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 3: Lots 812-1049

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Lots 851 to 900 of 1042


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A Miniature Brass Porcelain Mounted Carriage Timepiece, circa 1900, carrying handle, blue porcelain side panels depicting figures in costume, porcelain dial with a Roman chapter ring and a painted lake scene, single barrel movement with a platform cylinder escapement, movement backplate numbered 1881, 92mm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £350
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Lot 856

An Edwardian Tortoiseshell and Silver Mounted Striking Mantel Clock, 1905, the lancet case with silver mounts stamped with a Birmingham hallmark, scroll silver inlaid front, pierced side frets, bun feet, enamel dial with Arabic numerals, twin barrel movement with striking on a gong, movement backplate stamped Samuel Marti, 24cm high see illustration

Estimate: £2000-3000

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Lot 857

An Ormolu and Porcelain Mounted Striking Mantel Clock, circa 1880, urn finial, figural, floral and cherub decorated pink porcelain panels, acanthus leaf and swag mounts, pink enamel dial with Roman numerals, twin barrel movement striking on a bell, 36cm high, raised on a gilt wooden base and ebonised plinth, beneath a glass dome

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 858

An Ormolu Striking Mantel Clock, signed Raingo Freres, Paris, circa 1850, scroll and floral decorated case raised upon a matching base, 4-1/2-inch cast dial with enamel Roman numerals, twin barrel movement striking on a bell, movement backplate stamped Raingo Freres Paris and numbered 777, 44cm high see illustration

Estimate: £1000-150

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Lot 859

A "Boulle" Table Timepiece, signed Payne, 163 New Bond Street, London, circa 1890, case surmounted with an eagle, applied gilt metal scroll and floral mounts, tortoiseshell veneers decorated with brass, mother-of-pearl and pewter inlay, 6-inch brass dial with Roman and Arabic enamel cartouches, dial centre signed, single fusee movement with an anchor escapement, 55cm high see illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £750
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Lot 860

A Louis Philippe Ormolu Striking Chariot Mantel Clock, circa 1840, surmounted by a chariot with a standing winged cherub holding the reins of two horses, red porphyry base with an acanthus leaf border and a central frieze depicting a chariot and winged cherubs, raised upon turned feet, enamel Roman numeral chapter ring, twin barrel movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, movement backplate numbered 149, silk suspension, 50cm by 46cm see illustration

Estimate: £1800-2200

Sold: £2000
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Lot 861

An Art Nouveau Brass Four Glass Striking Mantel Clock, circa 1900, applied floral mounts, bevelled glass panels, dial with Arabic numerals, twin barrel movement striking on a gong, movement backplate stamped Japy Freres and numbered 885, gilt metal pendulum with the bob depicting a lady in costume, 37cm high see illustration

Estimate: £350-450

Sold: £600
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Lot 862

An Ormolu and Champleve Enamel Striking Mantel Clock, circa 1890, the elaborate case with a central spiral finial, turned baluster columns with winged cherubs, dark and light blue champleve enamel panels, 3-1/2-inch champleve enamel dial with Roman numerals, twin barrel movement stamped Maple & Co Ltd Paris and numbered 22796, 53cm high see illustration

Estimate: £600-900

Sold: £1800
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Lot 863

A Brass Four Glass Striking Mantel Clock, circa 1890, urn shaped finial, bevelled glass panels, scroll and floral corner mounts, hoof shaped feet, 3-3/4-inch enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numeral chapter ring, recessed centre with a visible Brocot escapement, twin barrel movement with striking on a gong, twin tube mercury pendulum, 43cm high see illustration

Estimate: £350-450

Sold: £300
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Lot 864

A Good York Minster Form Brass Chiming Skeleton Clock, circa 1870, triple chain fusee movement with an anchor escapement, quarter chiming with eight hammers striking a nest of eight bells and striking a large gong for the hours, six spoke wheels, 8-inch silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, movement raised upon a white marble base and beneath a glass dome, 56cm high see illustration

Estimate: £3000-4000

Sold: £4500
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Lot 865

An Oak Wall Timepiece, signed W.Potts & Sons Ltd, circa 1910, side and bottom doors, 12-inch painted dial with Roman numerals, single fusee movement with an anchor escapement, movement backplate stamped Wm Potts & Sons Ltd Leeds and numbered 291032, 39cm wide see illustration

Estimate: £350-400

Sold: £550
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Lot 866

A Mahogany Wall Timepiece, signed Donne & Son, Birchin Lane, Cornhill, circa 1880, case with side and bottom doors, 12-inch painted dial with Roman numerals, single A-frame fusee movement with an anchor escapement, 42cm wide see illustration

Estimate: £350-450

Sold: £550
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Lot 867

A Brass Lantern Wall Clock with Passing Strike, four posted case with pierced frets, single fusee movement with an anchor escapement and passing strike on the hour on a top mounted bell, 7-inch arched brass dial with a silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, arch with a silvered disc inscribed Markwick & Markham London, (dial late 18th century and later, movement late 19th century), 33cm high see illustration

Estimate: £500-600

Sold: £400
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Lot 868

An Ebonised Chiming Table Clock, circa 1890, inverted bell top with urn finials, side carrying handles and sound frets, raised upon scroll feet, arched brass dial with a silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, two dials in the arch for chime/silent and chime on eight bells/Cambridge chimes, triple fusee movement with an anchor escapement, quarter chiming with eight hammers striking a nest of eight bells and a gong for the hours, 41cm high see illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1900
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Lot 869

A Mahogany Striking Table Clock, signed W.Blanchard, Hull, circa 1820, pineapple finial, side carrying handles, sound frets and a pull repeat cord, front with recessed panels, brass ball feet, 8-inch convex painted dial with Roman numerals, strike/silent selection lever above 12, twin fusee movement with an anchor escapement and striking on a bell, movement secured in with brackets, 51cm high see illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £700
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Lot 870

A Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Table Timepiece, Thos West, Clerkenwell, London, circa 1830, arched case with a carved central frieze, pierced side sound frets, brass inlaid front, brass ball feet, 8-inch convex painted dial with Roman numerals, single fusee movement with shaped plates, anchor escapement, movement secured with brackets, 41cm high see illustration

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £650
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Lot 871

A Mahogany Five Glass Mantel Timepiece, signed Barrauds & Lund, Cornhill, No 1395, circa 1850, case with bevelled glass panels, top fluted frieze, 3-1/2-inch silvered dial with Roman numerals and signed, single chain fusee movement with an anchor escapement, movement backplate signed and numbered, 20cm high see illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1200
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Lot 872

An Oak Chiming Table Clock, signed Russells, Maker To The Queen, Liverpool, circa 1890, caddied top with carved swag recessed panels, carved Corinthian columns, pierced side frets, 7-inch brass dial elaborately engraved with flower heads throughout, silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, silvered plaque signed below 12, three dials for chime/silent, fast/slow and Whittington/Westminster chime selections, triple chain fusee movement with an anchor escapement, quarter chiming with eight hammers striking a nest of eight bells or four hammers striking four gongs and striking a larger gong for the hours, movement secured in with brackets, 64cm high, with a later rosewood wall bracket, 52cm high see illustration

Estimate: £1200-1800

Sold: £1700
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Lot 873

A Mahogany Striking Table Clock, signed Thos Turnbull, Whitby, circa 1790, mahogany veneered case with an arched top and carrying handle, glazed side panels and pull repeat cord, bracket feet, 7-inch arched brass dial with a silvered chapter ring, plain silvered dial centre with a date aperture and signed on a plaque, arch with strike/silent selection dial, twin fusee movement with an anchor escapement and striking on a bell, movement backplate engraved with scroll work and a central basket of flowers, movement secured with brackets, 44cm high see illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1500
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Lot 874

A George III Ebony Veneered Striking Table Clock, signed John Kentish Junr, London, circa 1770, inverted bell top with a carrying handle, glazed side panels, pull repeat cord, front door with a brass frame border and bezel, circular enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and signed to the centre, twin fusee movement with a verge escapement and striking on a bell, movement backplate engraved with scroll work and a central basket of flowers, 47cm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £1200-1800

Sold: £4800
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Lot 875

An Oak Eight Day Longcase Clock, signed Henry Brownbill, Leeds, circa 1780, broken arch pediment, fluted columns, mahogany crossbanded trunk door flanked by inset fluted pilasters, inside trunk door with a Brian Loomes retail label, 13-inch arched brass dial with a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, dial centre with subsidiary seconds, date aperture and finely engraved with scroll work and a central seascape scene depicting a mermaid beside a galleon, rolling moonphase in the arch and signed above, four pillar movement with an anchor escapement and rack striking on a bell, 227cm high see illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £900
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Lot 876

A Good George III Mahogany Eight Day Longcase Clock, signed Robert Holland, London, circa 1760, pagoda pediment, stop brass fluted columns, pierced side frets, nicely figured trunk door with a moulded border, 12-inch arched brass dial with a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, date aperture, the arch with a silvered disc signed, five pillar movement with an anchor escapement and rack striking on a bell, 249cm high see illustration

Estimate: £1800-2200

Sold: £1600
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Lot 877

An Impressive Edwardian Mahogany Inlaid Chiming Longcase Clock, the imposing case with carved and scroll decorated mounts, glazed trunk door with carved flowers and elaborate scroll frames, flanked by carved floral pilasters, plinth with a central inlaid panel depicting a basket of flowers, 15-inch brass dial with a silvered Arabic numeral chapter ring, seconds dial, three dials for strike/silent, chime/silent and Whittington/Westminster chime selections, triple weight driven movement, chiming on eight tubular bells and striking the hours on a larger tubular bell, mercury tube pendulum, 275cm high see illustration

Estimate: £4000-5000

Sold: £6000
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Lot 878

A Mahogany Stick Barometer, signed C Zappa, Fecit, circa 1820, broken arch pediment, exposed mercury tube, single vernier silvered dial signed, barber pole inlaid borders, turned cistern cover, 96cm high see illustration

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £500
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Lot 879

A Rosewood Ship's Stick Barometer with a Combined Sympiesometer, signed Gray, Strand, Liverpool, circa 1850, carved pediment, concealed mercury tube with a double vernier ivory dial signed, sympiesometer box, turned cistern cover, 100cm high see illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £420
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Lot 880

A Very Rare and Unusual Quadrant Shaped Mahogany Barometer, signed John Hargraves & Thomas Tatham, dated 1830, renewed 1851 & 1862, the slender trunk with a good figured case and a quadrant form central glazed section containing the half-circular with the ranging scale reading from 28 inches to 31 inches, dial signed and dated, concealed mercury tube with a single brass recording hand adjusted with a knob in the centre of the trunk, 102cm high see illustration

An almost identical barometer by Thomas Hargraves of Settle sold recently; he was possibly a relation of John Hargraves of Settle. Unfortunately, John is not recorded in the barometer makers' book but they must have been working around the same time in Settle and producing very unusual barometers possibly in the same workplace. The almost identical example by Thomas Hargraves sold at Bonhams, 12th December 2012, lot 69.
Banfield (Edwin) Barometer Makers and Retailers 1660-1900, pg.103 records that Thomas Hargraves produced very unusual barometers which had slender rectangular cases and a quadrant or fan-shaped painted and glazed dial on one side of the case. The dial pointer was operated by a pivot mechanism.

Estimate: £2500-3500

Sold: £2200
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Lot 881

After Cristophe Fratin (French, circa 1800-1864): A Bronze Group of a Mare and Foal, on a naturalistically modelled rectangular base, signed Fratin, 37.5cm long

Estimate: £700-900

Sold: £700
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Lot 882

After Jean-Didier Debut (French, 1824-1893): Porteur d'eau Tunisien, a bronze figure of a North-African water carrier, signed Debut, on a rectangular plinth with title plaque, 62cm high See illustration

For a similar example see Sotheby's, Paris, 29.10.08, lot 126

This model is sometimes attributed to Marcel, the son of Jean-Didier Debut

Estimate: £1200-1800

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Lot 883

Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875): Ours Dans Son Auge, a bronze figure of a bear in a trough, signed BARYE, inscribed F BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR and with inset gilt FB panel, 13.5cm long See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £10000
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Lot 884

Professore Cesare Lapini (Italian, 1848-after 1893): "Gli Adirati" (The Enraged), white marble figural group, titled, signed and dated Firenze 1892, plinth base, 75cm high See illustration

Estimate: £2000-3000

Sold: £3800
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Lot 885

Italian School (19th century): A White Marble Figure of a Young Fisher Girl, with catch, unsigned, plinth base, 70cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1500
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Lot 886

A Palechi: An Alabaster Bust of an Art Nouveau Maiden, wearing a ribbon tied bonnet and lacy dress with flower button hole, on a canted rectangular base, 51cm high

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 887

Emanuel Caroni (Italian, 19th century): FETE a PAPA, a white marble bust of a young girl holding a bunch of flowers, titled, signed, 46cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £900
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Lot 888

Giovanni Antonio Gualterio (Rome, act.1582-1620): An Ivory of Christ Crucified, monogrammed and dated 1613, 31cm high, on a later cross with ivory plaque and attendant saints on a reliquary base See illustration

For a similar example monogrammed and dated 1585 see Sotheby's, 10.12.15, lot 386. Another similar example is recorded dated 1614 and these form part of a group of similar sculptures produced for various clients including Cardinal Fernando de Medici, other examples are in the Grünes Gewölbe in Dresden, the Duke of Riva's Collection in Madrid, and in a private collection in Paris. See also Trusted (Marjorie) Baroque and Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, catalogue no.284

Estimate: £4000-6000

Sold: £11000
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Lot 889

A Victorian Tunbridgeware Tea Caddy, of waisted rectangular form, the top decorated with a view of Battle Abbey Gatehouse within foliate borders, enclosing a glass mixing bowl flanked by two lidded canisters, the whole with foliate decoration, on squat bun feet, 37cm long See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £1200
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Lot 890

A Regency White Metal Mounted Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, of rounded rectangular form with ball finial and vacant oval cartouche, enclosing two lidded compartments, on turned wood feet, 17cm high

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £450
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Lot 891

A Set of Six Nicholas II Russian Silk Damask Napkins, worked with the Imperial Eagle, each corner with the cypher of Nicholas II, 36cm by 36cm See illustration

Provenance: Given to a Lancashire engineer whilst on a trade mission to Russia in the 1920s, and thence by descent

Estimate: £1000-1500

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Lot 892

A Charles II Turned Lignum Vitae Wassail Bowl, circa 1680, with central reeded moulding on a knopped stem and turned foot, 20cm high See illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1300
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Lot 893

A Johann Klinger 2¼" Terrestrial Globe, mid 19th century, with twelve coloured gores and brass pins at the pole, inscribed The Earth published by J G Klinger in Nuremberg, in original case, with cover with a schooling scene titled DIE ERDE THE EARTH See illustration

For a similar example see Bonhams, New Bond Street, 20.1.10, lot 697

Estimate: £700-1000

Sold: £1400
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Lot 894

A Spanish Damascened Steel Casket, by Placido Zuloaga, circa 1880, of domed rectangular form with twin loop handles, decorated with arabesque, foliage and scrollwork within strapwork panels, on bun feet, engraved PZ monogram, 19cm wide See illustration

Zuloaga (1834-1910) was a leading exponent of the damascening technique in Spain during the second half of the 19th century, when old techniques and styles of metalwork were being reinterpreted by specialist craftsmen of the day. For a related example see Sotheby's Paris, 10 April 2008, lot 38

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1800
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Lot 895

A Pair of George III Ormolu Mounted Blue John Candlesticks, in the manner of Matthew Boulton, foliate sheathed sconces on cylindrical columns flanked by eagle's heads on wrythen and leaf sheathed scroll supports , on urn base and tricorn plinth with turned feet, 28cm high See illustration

Estimate: £8000-12000

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Lot 896

A Middle Eastern Carved Stone Architectural Window, of arched form with six various lights flanked by bas relief carved figures, 47cm by 64cm; A Similar Window, carved with palm fronds, 50cm by 65cm; and Another, carved with sailing boats and palmettes, 51cm by 68cm (3)

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £600
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Lot 897

A Documentary Scrimshaw Decorated Whale's Tooth, dated 1836, incised with a three-masted vessel and the points of the compass, the reverse inscribed Phoenix of Whitby Baffin Bay 1836, 10.5cm high See illustration

NB The "Phoenix" was recorded by The Times as whaling in the Davis Strait off Baffin Island in 1824. See also the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society "Agreement between the Master Seaman and Mariners of the Ship Phoenix of Whitby" for a discussion of the rates of pay for sailors on the Phoenix on a whaling trip in 1833

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £1000
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Lot 898

An Early 18th Century Gentleman's "Dandy Stick", circa 1700, the ivory mushroom knop with pique decoration of interlaced concentric circles, pierced for a wrist strap, the stepped malacca haft with conical patinated brass ferrule, length 115cm See illustration

Estimate: £2000-3000

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Lot 899

An Early 18th Century Gentleman's Walking Cane, circa 1700, the ivory mushroom knop with pique decoration of interlaced C scrolls and flowerheads, pierced for a wrist strap, the scalloped silver collar engraved B D, with tapering malacca haft, cut-down, length 89.5cm See illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

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Lot 900

A Staffordshire Enamel Bodkin Case, circa 1770, painted with classical landscape vignettes on a white ground, 12cm long

Estimate: £400-500

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Lot 901

A Staffordshire Enamel Bodkin Case, circa 1770, painted with flowersprays in gilt cartouche on a pink ground gilt with sprigs, 12cm long

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 902

A Staffordshire Enamel Snuff Box and Hinged Cover, late 18th/early 19th century, painted with flower sprays on a lilac lattice ground, 5cm wide; and A Similar Pink Ground Snuff Box, painted with flowers on a blue panel, 5.5cm wide (2)

Estimate: £500-600

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Lot 903

A Staffordshire Enamel Toilet Pot and Cover, circa 1770, of cylindrical form, painted with flower sprays and sprigs within gilt cartouche on a blue ground, 6.5cm high

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £300
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Lot 904

A Russian Icon, 19th century, painted with the Cross flanked by two saints on a gold ground with strapwork borders, 21.5cm by 17cm

Estimate: £300-400

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