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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Exceptional Art of Asia

Exceptional Art of Asia

by Altair Auctions


630 lots with images

July 27, 2014

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 1: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, smoothly carved into an oblong pear-form, with two mythical beast ears, on a slightly footed base, in an undulated hue of yellow and white. Height 2 7/8 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 2: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, in a flattened globular form, with short neck and footed base, in an orange hue with white striations throughout, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 3: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, agate snuff bottle, smoothly carved in a flattened ovular form, with a very short neck, in a mottled white and orange hue, with red stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 4: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, smoothly carved in the form of a flattened sphere, dark figure seated in relief against a landscape scene, with red stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, in a rounded square form, two figures sit beneath a tree in front of their home, with stopper. Height 6 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate formed snuff bottle, smoothly carved into the form of an eggplant, with small details incised at the top of the leaves and stem of the vegetable, in a mottled brown and yellow hue, with coral stopper in a natural form. Height 3 7/8 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Blue and White Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, blue and white Famille Rose snuff bottle, in a square form, the face decorated with a mountain landscape scene including buildings and figures, the reverse with lines of calligraphy, the sides with a repetitive organic pattern in blue, mark on base, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Gourd Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Blue and White Gourd Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., blue and white gourd snuff bottle, the top with scrolling lotus pattern, the bottom decorated with swimming fish, a band around the base of stylized waves, mark on base, with stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 9: Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, smoothly carved into the form of a fish, with great detail incised in the scales, mouth and splayed fins of the animal, in an orange hue. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Wood Snuff Bottle

Lot 10: Chinese Carved Wood Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, carved wood snuff bottle, in an oblong form, carved with repeating auspicious symbols and organic motifs done in relief, with stopper. Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle

Lot 11: Chinese Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 18th C., enameled copper snuff bottle, rectangle body, panels on both sides with colorful birds, pink, unique high footed base and neck, gilt scroll decoration on blue ground, Qianlong mark on base. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle

Lot 12: Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, enameled snuff bottle, in an oblong form, the body decorated with a pair of cranes and a flowering tree, mark on base, with bright coral stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, Famille Rose snuff bottle, in a cylindrical form, the body decorated with two birds and a large purple flower, the reverse with two large Chinese characters, mark on base. Height 3 5/8 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, Famille Rose snuff bottle, in a flattened oval form, designed with a pair of cranes and a flowering cherry tree, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 15: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, jadeite snuff bottle, smoothly carved in a flattened globular form, with short neck and footed base, in a mottled green and white hue, with a yellow and green stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, Peking glass snuff bottle, in the form of an oblong sphere, with a stout neck, the body decorated with cranes, pine trees and auspicious symbols in relief. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, ROC Period, Peking glass snuff bottle, in a flattened globular form, with footed base, in a pleasant blue hue throughout, the body decorated with a pair of brown birds amidst large orange, purple and yellow flowers, the neck with key-fret design, with stopper. Height 2 3/8 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 18: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, ovoid form with the head of a mythical creature featured on both sides, with gilded coral stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 19: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, broad shoulders tapering down to a narrow base, scalloped design on both sides, with red stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

Lot 20: Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., silver snuff bottle, in the form of a recumbent elephant, with great detail in the trunk and costume of the animal, mark on base, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Four Chinese Shoushan Stone Snuff Bottles

Lot 21: Four Chinese Shoushan Stone Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, four Shoushan stone snuff bottles, all in mottled white and brown hues, with various sizes and forms, designs carved in relief on the faces, including a face of a deity, a Guanyin, and two facing dragons. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Very Rare Chinese Snuff Bottle

Lot 22: Very Rare Chinese Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., very rare and large snuff bottle, made of cloisonne, molded gourd and ivory, the face with an overlapping floral design, bordered with organic pattern carved in relief, with two mythical animal ears, mark on base, with stopper. Height 3 7/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Covered Jar

Lot 23: Chinese Jade Covered Jar

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Description: China, delicately incised jade covered jar, lid attached to body by jade chain, with delicately rendered mystic beast ears along the neck and base, jar and lid have an intricately carved mountain scene with scholarly figures and flowering trees, ornate jade base accompanies jar which is carved with pierced work throughout, four character mark incised on the underside of base. Height 15 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Brush Pot

Lot 24: Chinese Jadeite Brush Pot

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Description: China, carved jadeite brush pot, a pale purple color, intricately carved in a natural bamboo form with leaves, two birds sit upon an attached tree branch looking back on a green, carved insect. Height 11 1/2 in.

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Chinese Song Dynasty Jade Tiger

Lot 25: Chinese Song Dynasty Jade Tiger

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Description: China, Song Dynasty, expertly carved jade figure of a tiger, the body decorated with traditional motifs which highlight the natural colors in the stone, in deep brown hues, with striations in the stone. Length 5 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Round Pi

Lot 26: Chinese Antique Jade Round Pi

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Description: China, antique jade round pi, with a large central opening and three dimensional sides, smoothly carved in a repetitive diagonal scalloped pattern, in a white hue with brown striation. Diameter 2 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Brush Pot

Lot 27: Chinese Carved Jade Brush Pot

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade brush pot, intricately carved with a mountain landscape scene, including a group of children playing amidst flowering blossoms and pine trees, one of the boys is atop an elephant that is turned and spraying water on the smiling face, Qianlong mark on base. Height 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Foo Dog

Lot 28: Chinese Carved Jade Foo Dog

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Description: China, 18th C., carved jade figure of a Foo dog, the animal is lying down with his legs tucked under him, with rounded back and large face, great detail seen in the ribbed design along the back and large open mouth and expressive eyes and ears of the face, in a white hue with small striations of orange on the reverse, attached to cord. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Brush Washer

Lot 29: Chinese Jadeite Brush Washer

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Description: China, 19th C., smoothly carved jadeite brush washer with a mythical creature clinging to the side of the vessel, decorated by the natural striations in the stone. Width 4 3/4 in., Height 2 1/2 in., Diameter 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Belt Buckle

Lot 30: Chinese Jade Belt Buckle

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Description: China, Ming Dynasty, jade belt buckle, the stone attached to a metal backing, the face smoothly carved with repetitive organic forms around a central metal circle, with patina on the reverse. Length 2 1/8 in., Width 1 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Dragon and Phoenix

Lot 31: Chinese Carved Jade Dragon and Phoenix

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Description: China, carved jade figure, a winged phoenix is intertwined with a seated dragon, detailing in wings and claws, presented on a flat oblong base. Length 4 in., Height 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Mythical Animal

Lot 32: Chinese Jadeite Mythical Animal

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Description: China, smoothly and intricately carved jadeite mythical animal, depicted in a resting position, with intricately carved details, in a deep olive green hue, with footed wood base. Length 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Brush Washer

Lot 33: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Brush Washer

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Description: China, 19th C., carved spinach jade brush washer decorated a pair of five-clawed serpentine dragons, with two intricately carved mythical beast ears and smoothly rendered circular earrings, mark carved in the base. Length 13 in., Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Lady Figure

Lot 34: Chinese Jade Lady Figure

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Description: China, jade lady figure, in kneeling position, with detailed headdress and bird figure, and carved detail in the robes and organic motifs on the headdress. Height 8 1/2 in.

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Chinese Court Necklace

Lot 35: Chinese Court Necklace

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, Peking glass court necklace, necklace of multicolor rounded Peking class beads, with hanging decorative of Peking glass beads. Length 25 in.

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Chinese Jade Mountain

Lot 36: Chinese Jade Mountain

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Description: China, expertly carved jade mountain, with a scene of scholars in a mountainous landscape setting, with structures and pine trees in the distance. Height 6 in., Width 3 in.

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Chinese Hetian Jade Bangle

Lot 37: Chinese Hetian Jade Bangle

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Description: China, Hetian jade bangle, circular in form, thinly carved, with smooth lines, in a pleasant pale green hue, with a high shine surface. Diameter 3 1/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Geese

Lot 38: Chinese Jade Geese

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Description: China, jade geese, smoothly carved in the form of two facing geese, each eating vegetation, with detail carved into the long necks, wings and food of the birds, in a pale green hue. Length 3 in., Height 2 in.

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Chinese Jade Guanyin Boulder

Lot 39: Chinese Jade Guanyin Boulder

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Description: China, 19th C., jade Guanyin boulder, figure sitting amidst a carved grotto, holding a ruyi scepter in one hand and a bottle in the other, with a calm expression carved into the face, the edge of the enclosure carved into the form of a smoking incense burner and flowering bamboo plant, overall in a circular form, with base. Height 5 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Brush Pot

Lot 40: Chinese Jadeite Brush Pot

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Description: China, carved jadeite brush pot, cylindrical in form, with expertly carved natural motifs, with carved wooden base, with key frets. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Pendant

Lot 41: Chinese Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., jade pendant, smoothly carved into a large abstract form, a large winged bat seen on the side of the pendant, pierced work throughout, in a pale green hue. Length 1 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Ruyi Scepter

Lot 42: Chinese Jadeite Ruyi Scepter

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Description: China, jadeite ruyi scepter, intricately carved throughout, with a large ruyi head, leading down to a shaft carved in a natural form, covered in flowering leaves, vines and ruyi symbols, all in a mottled purple and yellow hue, with base. Length 19 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Pig

Lot 43: Chinese Jade Pig

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Description: China, Han Dynasty, jade pig, highly stylized depiction of the animal, with squared off edges, details incised in the body to show the animal's legs, ears, tail and large snout, in a dark brown hue. Length 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Rabbit

Lot 44: Chinese Jade Rabbit

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Description: China, Song Dynasty, jade rabbit, flattened form of the animal, stylistically carved to show the ears, legs and face of the rabbit, in a mottled white and orange hue. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Covered Vase

Lot 45: Chinese Jade Covered Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., jade vase with cover and two handles, smoothly carved, the two handles with two circular earrings, the body smoothly rendered without any additional design, the ears delicately carved in the form of mythical beasts. Height 8 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Round Pendant

Lot 46: Chinese Jade Round Pendant

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, jade round pendant, simply carved landscape scene, showing a figure pointing to a mountain in the distance, with a bird flying overhead. Diameter 2 in.

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Chinese Jade Daimara Statue

Lot 47: Chinese Jade Daimara Statue

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Description: China, 18th C., well-carved jade Daimara statue, in standing position with flowing robes, holding a smoking incense burner in one hand and the other raised in a blessing gesture, all in a pale white hue, on a wooden base. Height 5 3/4 in.

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Chinese Hetian Jade Carved Brush Pot

Lot 48: Chinese Hetian Jade Carved Brush Pot

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Description: China, 19th C., Hetian jade carved brush pot, with flat rim and base, depicting a naturalistic scene of figures on horseback crossing a bridge in a dense forest, with incised calligraphy, two seals on base. Height 6 1/2 in. Width 7 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Buddha Figure

Lot 49: Chinese Jadeite Buddha Figure

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Description: China, carved jadeite Buddha figure, Buddha sits atop mythical beast in a crouched position, with a joyous expression, surrounded by children, with wooden base. Height 12 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Brush Pot

Lot 50: Chinese Jade Brush Pot

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Description: China, 19th C., jade brush pot, cylindrical in form, carved exterior showing a landscape and figure motif, mottled white hue, striations in the stone. Height 5 in., Length 3 in.

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