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Auction Description for Guyette & Deeter: Decoy & Sporting Art Sale
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Guyette & Deeter, Inc.'s annual winter decoy and sporting art auction. Held in Charleston, South Carolina in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Sale Notes:
Guyette & Deeter, Inc.'s annual winter decoy and sporting art auction. Held in Charleston, South Carolina in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.

Decoy & Sporting Art Sale (287 Lots)

by Guyette & Deeter


287 lots with images

February 18, 2017

Live Auction

Charleston, SC, USA

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Miniature ringneck cock pheasant, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Miniature ringneck cock pheasant, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Approximately 1 5/8" long. Underside of base is unmarked.

Condition Report: Restoration at tail and tip of bill, otherwise original and good.

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Miniature ringneck pheasant hen, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Miniature ringneck pheasant hen, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Miniature bluewing teal drake, Elmer Crowell East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Miniature bluewing teal drake, Elmer Crowell East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is under the base. Fairly large, approximately 4 5/8" long.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Feeding canvasback drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Feeding canvasback drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Crowell's rectangular stamp is in the underside of base.

Condition Report: Excellent and original.

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Bluebill drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Identified under the base.

Condition Report: Tiny rough spot on one edge of tail, otherwise very good and original.

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Two miniature songbirds, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Two miniature songbirds, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Scarlet tanninger and nuthatch. Both identified on underside of base.

Condition Report: Very tip of nuthatch's bill has been blunted slightly; scarlet tanninger has restoration to tail.

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Two miniature songbirds, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Two miniature songbirds, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. American goldfinch and a brown thrasher. Both are identified on underside of base. Thrasher has been signed by Crowell.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Miniature sparrow, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Miniature sparrow, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Rectangular stamp is on underside of base, also Crowell's signature.

Condition Report: Bill has been broken and reglued with touchup in that area, otherwise very good and original.

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Two miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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Description: Two miniature mallards, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts. Smaller one is signed. Larger one has Crowell's rectangular stamp in underside. Large is 4 1/4" long.

Condition Report: Minor paint shirking on larger one; a few small dents.

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Hollow carved gadwall, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Hollow carved gadwall, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. "CTM" is carved in underside. Hollow carved with raised wingtips.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally good.

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Greenwing teal drake, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Greenwing teal drake, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. "CTM" is carved in the underside. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint that bas been aged; structurally good.

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Pair of hollow carved mergansers, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Pair of hollow carved mergansers, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Signed and stamped 11/92.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally good.

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Bluewing teal hen and drake, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia.

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Description: Bluewing teal hen and drake, Mark McNair, Craddockville, Virginia. Both are signed. Both have relief wing carving. Hen's wingtips stick up a little bit.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Black bellied plover, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Black bellied plover, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. "CTM" carved in underside.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Curlew carved in the Eastern Shore of Virginia tradition, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia.

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Description: Curlew carved in the Eastern Shore of Virginia tradition, Cameron McIntyre, New Church, Virginia. "CTM" carved in underside.

Condition Report: Original paint that has been aged; structurally good.

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Four shorebirds, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia.

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Description: Four shorebirds, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia. Signed.

Condition Report: Godwit has a small scratch in neck, otherwise all are original and good.

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Two carvings, Frank Finney, Capeville, Virginia.

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Description: Two carvings, Frank Finney, Capeville, Virginia. A preening yellowlegs and 1/4 size grouse. Both are signed.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Two running shorebirds, Frank Finney, Capeville, Virginia.

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Description: Two running shorebirds, Frank Finney, Capeville, Virginia. Both have a cursive "F" carved in the underside. One has been aged. One has carved, crossed wingtips.

Condition Report: Original and good.

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Sleeping oversized canvasback drake, Jim Schmiedlin Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Sleeping oversized canvasback drake, Jim Schmiedlin Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania. Signed and branded with hunting history on underside. Hollow carved with slightly lifted wing and carved crossed wingtips.

Condition Report: Original paint with very slight wear; structurally very good.

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Bluebill drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania. Branded "JAS" on underside. Dated 9/86. Very extensive gunning log written in pencil by Jim on underside and signed by him in pencil. Notes indicate that exactly 347 ducks were shot over this decoy by the time it was retired. Turned head with fine feather

Condition Report: Rub areas on several spots on body and parts of head.

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Oversized common scoter, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania, circa 1980.

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Description: Oversized common scoter, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania, circa 1980. Branded "JAS" on underside. Slightly lifted and turned head that is cocked slightly. Carved crossed wingtips. Keel has been removed. Retains Jim's "reward for return".

Condition Report: Rubs at end of tail, around edge of bill, and a few other high spots on the body.

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Coot, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

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Description: Coot, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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Pair of bluebills, Albin Aydlett, Currituck, North Carolina.

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Description: Pair of bluebills, Albin Aydlett, Currituck, North Carolina. Made for Joe Dzwonek. Joe was the owner of a general store in Currituck and Albin was his neighbor.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; bills appear to have old touchup as well as part of one head; small specs of off white paint on one.

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Bluebill drake, Alvin Harris, Atlantic, North Carolina.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Alvin Harris, Atlantic, North Carolina. Balsa body. "AH" carved in underside.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; numerous small dents in balsa.

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Canvasback drake, Captain Willie Lewark, Collington, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Captain Willie Lewark, Collington, North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century. Lewark was the son of John Lewark, and in the Coast Guard for 32 years. Used at Oak Island.

Condition Report: Worn original paint on the white areas; the rest has old in use repaint; numerous cracks; two small areas of dry rot on underside.

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Canvasback drake, similar to the work of Robert Morse, Churches Island, North Carolina.

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Description: Canvasback drake, similar to the work of Robert Morse, Churches Island, North Carolina. Sharper carving.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; age split in underside; crack through neck.

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Swimming coot from North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Swimming coot from North Carolina, 1st quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; numerous specs of paint splattered on the back.

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Canvasback hen, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Ned Burgess, Churches Island, North Carolina.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; structurally good.

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Swimming coot from North Carolina.

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Description: Swimming coot from North Carolina. Slightly turned head.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; structurally good.

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Widgeon drake, Peele Balance, Maple, North Carolina (near Currituck).

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Description: Widgeon drake, Peele Balance, Maple, North Carolina (near Currituck). Peele had a farm beside Lee Dudley in the Morris Point area of Knotts Island that he used as a base of operation for market hunting business.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; numerous cracks.

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Canvasback drake, Joe Hayman, Churches Island, North Carolina.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Joe Hayman, Churches Island, North Carolina.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear mostly at crack in back.

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Oversized redhead drake, Benjamin Gallop, Harbinger, North Carolina.

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Description: Oversized redhead drake, Benjamin Gallop, Harbinger, North Carolina. Gallop was a market hunter, fisherman, and waterman.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; numerous small cracks.

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Bluebill drake, Clay Tillett, Kitty Hawk Village, North Carolina, circa 1940s.

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Description: Bluebill drake, Clay Tillett, Kitty Hawk Village, North Carolina, circa 1940s. Clay was the son of Alfonzo Tillet, a waterman, boat builder, and decoy carver.

Condition Report: Old in use repaint; crack through neck.

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Large black duck, Joe Dempsey Perry, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 2nd quarter 20th century.

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Description: Large black duck, Joe Dempsey Perry, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint; structurally good.

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Rare ruddy duck, Alvirah Wright, Duck, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.

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Description: Rare ruddy duck, Alvirah Wright, Duck, North Carolina, last quarter 19th century.

Condition Report: Appealing old in use repaint with moderate wear; neck crack repair; several cracks.

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Black duck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Black duck, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; mostly on sides of head; fairly large chip in tail has been reattached; top of tip of tail has been whittled a little bit; flat area of underside has been repainted.

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Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan.

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Description: Canvasback drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and very minor wear; retains Mason weight; structurally good.

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Merganser hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Merganser hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear; filled crack in underside.

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Redhead hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Redhead hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear; a few small dents; flat areas of underside was repainted a long time ago.

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Rare widgeon drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Rare widgeon drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear and small dents; black paint by eyes appears to be old touchup; wear to flat area on underside.

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Rare brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Rare brant, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Challenge grade. From the Hard rig, Long Island, New York.

Condition Report: As with all the brant in the Hard rig, the white areas have been repainted, and the bill has been slightly bobbed; crack in the underside.

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Merganser drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century.

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Description: Merganser drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century. Challenge grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and minor wear; small crack in underside; a few tiny dents.

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Goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Goldeneye drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade with early head style, circa 1905.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor wear; a few tiny dents.

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Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with very minor wear, mostly on head; small rough area on one edge of bill; thin crack in underside.

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Rigmate pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Rigmate pair of mallards, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; structurally good.

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Mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Mallard hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Early pemier grade, circa 1905. Exceptional form and fine paint detail.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint on most of the decoy; minor wear on center of back and top of head; slight roughness to one side of tip of bill; tail chip repair; two cracks in back.

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Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory Detroit, Michian.

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Description: Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory Detroit, Michian. Premier grade.

Condition Report: Slight discoloration on underside otherwise very good and original paint with minor wear; lightly hit by shot; slightly roughness to edges of bill.

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Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan.

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Description: Canvasback hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan. Rare hollow challenge grade.

Condition Report: Small dent in one side of the head and in one side of bill, otherwise very good and original.

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Exceptional and extremely rare 1936 model greenwing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Exceptional and extremely rare 1936 model greenwing teal drake, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Unusual construction with balsa body and turned and slightly lifted cedar head.

Condition Report: Near mint original paint; structurally excellent; never used.

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Pair of shooting stool model goldeneye, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland.

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Description: Pair of shooting stool model goldeneye, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland. Both are signed and dated 1966 and have slightly turned heads.

Condition Report: Very good and original.

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