Crafted Landscapes: The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art
Crafted Landscapes: The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art
CHRISTIE'S

Crafted Landscapes: The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art

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CHRISTIE'S
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CHRISTIE'S
8 King Street, St. James's
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United Kingdom
Preview10.09.2020 - 01.10.2020
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      A CARVED STANDING WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)A CARVED STANDING WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)A CARVED STANDING WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)
      Lot 1 A CARVED STANDING WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA N...
      Price: $ 3 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 3 000 Sold
      The carved wood figure modeled as Amitabha Buddha standing in samabhanga, the face with a serene expression and incised downcast eyes, the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left held in dhyanamudra, the hair arranged in small, snail-shaped spiral curls (rahotsu) rising into the ushnisha, wea...
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      A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)
      Lot 2 A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYO...
      Price: $ 32 500 Sold
      Price:
       $ 32 500 Sold
      The carved wood figure modelled as Amitabha Buddha seated in vajrasana, the face with a meditative expression, pierced elongated earlobes, eyes inlaid in crystal, both hands in dhyanamudra, the hair arranged in small, snail-shaped spiral curls (rahotsu) rising into the ushnisha, wearing an open plea...
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      A BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH POETIC INSCRIPTIONSA BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH POETIC INSCRIPTIONSA BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH POETIC INSCRIPTIONS
      Lot 3 A BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH POETIC INSCRIPTIONS
      Price:  $ 4 800
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      Decorated in Rimpa style in gold takamaki-e and inlays of mother-of-pearl and lead against a black lacquer ground, each side inlaid with calligraphic poetry inscriptions relating to Mount Fuji, the hinged door with a lock and key opening to reveal three drawers with dragonflies in flight, the inside...
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      A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 4 A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SU...
      Price: $ 21 250 Sold
      Price:
       $ 21 250 Sold
      Both finely decorated in gold, silver and green hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, gold and silver kirikane, and sparse mura-nashiji against a roiro ground with kimpun, depicting a landscape of blossoming cherry trees and pine beside a shore edged with rocks, irises and threeleaf arrowheads (omodaka...
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      A FINE MINIATURE LACQUER CABINET (KODANSU) WITH SCENES OF NIKKOA FINE MINIATURE LACQUER CABINET (KODANSU) WITH SCENES OF NIKKOA FINE MINIATURE LACQUER CABINET (KODANSU) WITH SCENES OF NIKKO
      Lot 5 A FINE MINIATURE LACQUER CABINET (KODANSU) WITH SC...
      Price: $ 5 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 5 000 Sold
      Decorated in gold, silver, black and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi sumi-e, kirikane, kimpun, gimpun, and uchikomi against a gold ground, depicting various views of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, including the Yomei-mon Gate, Mihashi Bridge and a five-storey pagoda, the hinged door opening to reve...
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      A FINE TWO-TIERED SOMADA INCENSE BOX (KOGO)A FINE TWO-TIERED SOMADA INCENSE BOX (KOGO)A FINE TWO-TIERED SOMADA INCENSE BOX (KOGO)
      Lot 6 A FINE TWO-TIERED SOMADA INCENSE BOX (KOGO)
      Price:  $ 4 000
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      Intricately decorated with inlays of cut shell and gold and silver foils, with the hermit Lin Pu and a crane beside a blossoming plum tree, the sides with finely inlaid geometric patterns, the interiors with dense nashiji, silver rims, fundame inner rims6.2 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm. (21/2 x 21/2 x 17/8 in.)
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      A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 7 A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 8 125 Sold
      Price:
       $ 8 125 Sold
      Decorated in the style of Hon'ami Koetsu in gold hiramaki-e, inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a rich nashiji ground, depicting a young stag amidst autumnal foliage, the interior of the cover similarly decorated with a doe bending forwards, the interior of the base also with foliage, a...
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      A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO)A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO)A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO)
      Lot 8 A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO)
      Price: $ 3 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 3 750 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, tsukegaki, kirikane, keuchi, hirame, uchikomi, and kimpun against a gold ground, with a mountainous landscape with blossoming cherry trees, a cascading waterfall flowing into a river with pine and a willow to the bank overhanging, a thatched roof ...
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      A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 9 A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 23 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 23 750 Sold
      Decorated in the style of Ogata Korin in gold hiramaki-e and inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a matt fundame ground with hirame, with branches of a gnarled plum tree, the interior with a profusion of stylised bell flowers, bush clover and pampas grass in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, fun...
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      A TWO-TIERED SOMADA WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A TWO-TIERED SOMADA WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A TWO-TIERED SOMADA WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 10 A TWO-TIERED SOMADA WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 7 500 Sold
      Price:
       $ 7 500 Sold
      The polished black lacquer ground decorated in gold and silver togidashi, cut pieces of shell and gold foil with a peacock and peahen beside blossoming cherry trees, rockwork and young bamboo, the sides with sprays of cherry blossom, the interior of the upper tier with tomoe-mon against a black lacq...
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      A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 11 A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 16 250 Sold
      Price:
       $ 16 250 Sold
      Decorated in gold, silver, red and black hiramaki-e, togidashi, hirame, kirikane, keuchi, and kimpun against a roiro ground with a waterfall cascading through rocks, a cherry blossom tree overhanging, the inside of the cover with a bridge over a river shrouded in mist and wind-scattered maple leaves...
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      A SMALL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A SMALL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A SMALL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 12 A SMALL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 625 Sold
      Price:
       $ 625 Sold
      Decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e and sumi-e togidashi against a matt silver lacquer ground, with a moonlit scene of a Torii gate amongst pine trees and mist, the interior with a lantern in gold takamaki-e and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, nashiji interiors, fundame rims, fitted inner tr...
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      A FINE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) WITH A PHEASANT ON ROCKSA FINE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) WITH A PHEASANT ON ROCKSA FINE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) WITH A PHEASANT ON ROCKS
      Lot 13 A FINE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) WITH A PHE...
      Price: $ 23 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 23 750 Sold
      Decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, kimpun, with inlays of solid gold and silver against a black ground with hirame, with a pheasant perched on a gnarled pine tree, the inside of the cover with a farming village set amongst hills beside a waterfall cascading through...
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      A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO) WITH SCATTERED CHERRY BLOSSOMSA LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO) WITH SCATTERED CHERRY BLOSSOMSA LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO) WITH SCATTERED CHERRY BLOSSOMS
      Lot 14 A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO) WITH SCATTERED CHER...
      Price: $ 3 250 Sold
      Price:
       $ 3 250 Sold
      Of octagonal form, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and hirame on a gold ground, with scattered cherry blossom sprays, petals, and ferns, the fitted tray to the interior similarly decorated, gilt-copper fittings in the form of a cherry blossom, black lacquer interiors with hirame, lead rims13...
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      A SMALL LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH AN OPEN FANA SMALL LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH AN OPEN FANA SMALL LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH AN OPEN FAN
      Lot 15 A SMALL LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH AN OPEN FAN
      Price: $ 3 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 3 000 Sold
      Decorated in Rimpa style with gold hiramaki-e, keuchi, and inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a black lacquer ground with nashiji, with an open fan (ogi) with floral sprays, autumnal windswept grasses, sparse nashiji to the inside cover, brocade lining within the base, lead rims9.3 x 7.5 x 5...
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      A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH MAPLE LEAVES A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH MAPLE LEAVES A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH MAPLE LEAVES
      Lot 16 A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH MAPLE LEA...
      Price: $ 2 125 Sold
      Price:
       $ 2 125 Sold
      Decorated in gold hiramaki-e, togidashi, kirikane, sparse mura-nashiji on a black ground with kimpun, with maple leaves drifting along the Tatsuta River, the inside of the cover and box with stylised pines along the shoreline on a dense nashiji ground, lead rims6.9 x 6.9 x 3.2 cm. (23/4 x 23/4 x 11/...
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      A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH PINES ON A SHORELINE A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH PINES ON A SHORELINE A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH PINES ON A SHORELINE
      Lot 17 A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH PINES ON ...
      Price: $ 6 250 Sold
      Price:
       $ 6 250 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashi and inlays of mother-of-pearl against a black lacquer ground with a stylised depiction of pine trees on a shoreline, the interior with plovers (chidori) in flight against a nashiji ground, lead rims, the base sparse nashiji7.6 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm. (3 x 3...
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      A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS
      Lot 18 A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH CHRYSANTH...
      Price: $ 5 250 Sold
      Price:
       $ 5 250 Sold
      Decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against a black lacquer ground with a profusion of chrysanthemum flowers, the black lacquer interiors with a blossoming mandarin branch (tachibana) to the inside cover, the base black lacquer, lead rims7.7 x 7.7 x 3 cm. (31/8 x 31/8 x 11/4 in.)
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      A LACQUERED PAULOWNIA WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUERED PAULOWNIA WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)A LACQUERED PAULOWNIA WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 20 A LACQUERED PAULOWNIA WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO...
      Price: $ 2 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 2 750 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, kimpun, gimpun and uchikomi with a portable chest (oi) beside a maple tree, the edges of the box in black lacquer with stylised chrysanthemums amidst karakusa scrolls in gold hiramaki-e, the interior finely decorated against a rich nashi...
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      A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 21 A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 18 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 18 750 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, keuchi, tsukegaki, and gold and silver foils against a black lacquer ground with floral roundels againast a separated hanabishi-shippo pattern, the interior of the lid with two playing karashishi, inlaid eyes, black lacquer interiors with sparse g...
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      AN UNUSUAL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)AN UNUSUAL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)AN UNUSUAL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Lot 22 AN UNUSUAL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
      Price: $ 5 625 Sold
      Price:
       $ 5 625 Sold
      In the form of a kettle, decorated in silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on a red lacquer ground with two herons in flight, eyes inlaid in gilt copper, the interior of the cover with mura-nashiji and gold and silver kirikane, black lacquer interiors, fundame rims, the interior with fitted circular ins...
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      A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH A PRAYING MANTISA CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH A PRAYING MANTISA CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH A PRAYING MANTIS
      Lot 23 A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH A PRAYING MANTI...
      Price: $ 1 500 Sold
      Price:
       $ 1 500 Sold
      Decorated in gold togidashi, kimpun and sparse mura-nashiji on a polished black lacquer ground with a praying mantis, the interior polished black lacquer7.2 cm. (27/8 in.) diam.
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      A LACQUER CHEST (KARABITSU)A LACQUER CHEST (KARABITSU)A LACQUER CHEST (KARABITSU)
      Lot 25 A LACQUER CHEST (KARABITSU)
      Price: $ 20 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 20 000 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, keuchi, sabiage, hirame and kimpun against a dense nashiji ground with pine, plum and bamboo forming the Three Friends of Winter (shochikubai), large aoi mon to top, front and reverse, black lacquer interiors with sparse nashiji, fundame rims, eng...
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      A SMALL RITSUO-STYLE LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO), A RED LACQUER BOWL WITH COVER (NIMONO WAN) AND A SMALL DISH (KOBACHI)A SMALL RITSUO-STYLE LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO), A RED LACQUER BOWL WITH COVER (NIMONO WAN) AND A SMALL DISH (KOBACHI)A SMALL RITSUO-STYLE LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO), A RED LACQUER BOWL WITH COVER (NIMONO WAN) AND A SMALL DISH (KOBACHI)
      Lot 26 A SMALL RITSUO-STYLE LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO), A RED L...
      Price: $ 1 875 Sold
      Price:
       $ 1 875 Sold
      The paulownia wood box decorated in gold, silver, black and red lacquer with inlays of mother-of-pearl, with a bell, flywhisk and reishi sceptre among falling petals, black lacquer interiors with oki hirameThe covered bowl decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a red lacquer ground with a small bird amongs...
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      A SMALL LACQUER BOX CONTAINING THREE DRAWERSA SMALL LACQUER BOX CONTAINING THREE DRAWERSA SMALL LACQUER BOX CONTAINING THREE DRAWERS
      Lot 27 A SMALL LACQUER BOX CONTAINING THREE DRAWERS
      Price: $ 1 375 Sold
      Price:
       $ 1 375 Sold
      Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e over a sparse nashiji ground, with scattered cherry blossoms floating along a stream, the corners bordered by simulated metal hinges in lacquer with karakusa scrolls, a silver-hinged door with a small engraved silver lock opening to reveal three small drawers ...
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      A WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO TIGERSA WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO TIGERSA WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO TIGERS
      Lot 29 A WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO TIGERS
      Price: $ 9 375 Sold
      Price:
       $ 9 375 Sold
      The two tigers on rocks, one snarling with fangs visible, the stripes and detail finely incised and stained, inlaid eyes4.5 cm. (13/4 in.) high
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      A WOOD NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA A WOOD NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA A WOOD NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA
      Lot 30 A WOOD NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA
      Price:  $ 500
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      Of Ashinaga carrying a drum which Tenaga beats with a pair of drumsticks 3.5 cm. (11/2 in.)
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      A FIVE-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH HOTEIA FIVE-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH HOTEIA FIVE-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH HOTEI
      Lot 31 A FIVE-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH HOTEI
      Price: $ 3 750 Sold
      Price:
       $ 3 750 Sold
      Incised with katakiri-bori on a rogin ground with Hotei carrying his sack of treasures, the reverse with five crows on a bare wintery tree, nashiji interiors and risers, fundame rims; attached lacquered-wood manju decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e with a karako assisting Hotei to carry his sac...
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      A FINE FOUR-CASE BLACK LACQUER INROA FINE FOUR-CASE BLACK LACQUER INROA FINE FOUR-CASE BLACK LACQUER INRO
      Lot 32 A FINE FOUR-CASE BLACK LACQUER INRO
      Price: $ 40 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 40 000 Sold
      Decorated in seigaiha-nuri (lacquer technique resembling the waves of the sea) with silver and copper inlays against a seido-nuri (lacquer technique imitating patinated bronze) ground, with a flock of plovers (chidori) in flight over a stream, a lightly incised leafless tree overhanging, details of ...
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      A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH SAMURAI HELMETSA FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH SAMURAI HELMETSA FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH SAMURAI HELMETS
      Lot 33 A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO WITH SAMURAI HELMETS
      Price: $ 4 000 Sold
      Price:
       $ 4 000 Sold
      Decorated in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and keuchi against a black lacquer ground with dense hirame and kimpun, with a group of five samurai helmets in styles characteristic of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; two complete with masks (somen), including a helmet with h...
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