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ANTIQUE SILVER BISCUIT BOXES

Click on the antique silver biscuit boxes to see a larger picture of each silver biscuit box. Our range of antique silver biscuit jars is available for online purchase as well as being available within our store in the London Silver Vaults. All of our silver biscuit boxes and jars bought online will be delivered with free transit insurance. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Table Boxes.

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A very handsome Silver Plated biscuit box, having an oval body with straight sides and applied gadroon top and bottom borders, a hinged slightly domed lid with a thumb-piece, together with two cast lion-mask and ring side-handles, and all sitting flat base. Made by Rogers and Co., of Sheffield in ca. 1920. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated biscuit box are height 10 cms (4 inches), length 19 cms (7.5 inches), and width 13 cms (5 inches).

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A very handsome Silver Plated biscuit box, having an oval body with straight sides and applied gadroon top and bottom borders, a hinged slightly domed lid with a thumb-piece, together with two cast lion-mask and ring side-handles, and all sitting flat base. Made by Rogers and Co., of Sheffield in ca. 1920. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated biscuit box are height 10 cms (4 inches), length 19 cms (7.5 inches), and width 13 cms (5 inches).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar, having an unusual oval crystal body with hand-cut floral and geometric work, a lift-off lid with half-fluting and wooden finial, and a wire-work swing handle. Made by Fordham and Faulkner of Sheffield in 1901. Height 18 cms (7 inches), length 20 cms (8 inches), width 15 cms (6 inches).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar, having an unusual oval crystal body with hand-cut floral and geometric work, a lift-off lid with half-fluting and wooden finial, and a wire-work swing handle. Made by Fordham and Faulkner of Sheffield in 1901. Height 18 cms (7 inches), length 20 cms (8 inches), width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver biscuit box, having a round straight-sided body with hand-chased fluting and floral decoration, a hinged lid with cast foliate finial, and sitting on an attached base plate with a gadroon border and three cast foliate & lions-paw feet. Made by William Hutton & Sons of London in 1899. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), diameter at base 19 cms (7.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 744g (24 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver biscuit box, having a round straight-sided body with hand-chased fluting and floral decoration, a hinged lid with cast foliate finial, and sitting on an attached base plate with a gadroon border and three cast foliate & lions-paw feet. Made by William Hutton & Sons of London in 1899. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), diameter at base 19 cms (7.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 744g (24 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with applied bead-edged borders, straight sides and hand-chased swags of bead-work in a neoclassical style, a hinged domed lid with cast finial, and all sitting on an attached plate with three cast claw and ball feet. Made by James Thompson of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches). Please note that this item is crested.

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with applied bead-edged borders, straight sides and hand-chased swags of bead-work in a neoclassical style, a hinged domed lid with cast finial, and all sitting on an attached plate with three cast claw and ball feet. Made by James Thompson of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches). Please note that this item is crested.

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having an oval body with straight sides and very pretty hand-chased floral work, a hinged slightly domed lid with a thumb-piece, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with four cast foliate feet. Made by Roberts and Belk of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 15 cms (6 inches), length 20 cms (8 inches), and width 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having an oval body with straight sides and very pretty hand-chased floral work, a hinged slightly domed lid with a thumb-piece, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with four cast foliate feet. Made by Roberts and Belk of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 15 cms (6 inches), length 20 cms (8 inches), and width 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied bead-edged borders, with very pretty hand-engraved bands of geometrical and floral work, a hinged flat lid with bone finial, and all sitting on an attached plate with four cast scroll and shell feet. Made by Elkington and Co., of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 16 cms (6.3 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches).

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied bead-edged borders, with very pretty hand-engraved bands of geometrical and floral work, a hinged flat lid with bone finial, and all sitting on an attached plate with four cast scroll and shell feet. Made by Elkington and Co., of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 16 cms (6.3 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied gadroon borders, with very pretty hand-engraved floral work, a hinged flat domed lid, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with three cast claw and ball feet. Made by John Nowill of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 15 cms (6 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied gadroon borders, with very pretty hand-engraved floral work, a hinged flat domed lid, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with three cast claw and ball feet. Made by John Nowill of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 15 cms (6 inches), and diameter at base 18 cms (7 inches).

475

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated Chinoiserie style biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied bead-edged borders, with very pretty hand-engraved flowers, reeds, birds, and butterfly work, a hinged domed lid with cast finial, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with four cast scroll feet. Made by the Atkin Brothers of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), and diameter at base 17.5 cms (7 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated Chinoiserie style biscuit box, having a round body with straight sides and applied bead-edged borders, with very pretty hand-engraved flowers, reeds, birds, and butterfly work, a hinged domed lid with cast finial, and all sitting on a hand-pierced attached plate with four cast scroll feet. Made by the Atkin Brothers of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 18 cms (7 inches), and diameter at base 17.5 cms (7 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a Neoclassical style rectangular shaped body with straight sides, applied bead-edged borders, with two bands of hand-engraving above and below a vacant cartouche, a hinged lid with ivory finial, two cast lion-mask ring handles, and all sitting on four cast lions-paw feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated biscuit boxr are height 18 cms (7 inches), length 21 cms (8.25 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a Neoclassical style rectangular shaped body with straight sides, applied bead-edged borders, with two bands of hand-engraving above and below a vacant cartouche, a hinged lid with ivory finial, two cast lion-mask ring handles, and all sitting on four cast lions-paw feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated biscuit boxr are height 18 cms (7 inches), length 21 cms (8.25 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

525

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut square crystal jar with straight sides, a plain lift-off lid with ball finial, all inside a galleried wire-work frame with swing handle, and sitting on a base with four ball feet. Made by the Atkins Brothers of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 20 cms (8 inches), and 14 cms (5.5 inches) square.

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut square crystal jar with straight sides, a plain lift-off lid with ball finial, all inside a galleried wire-work frame with swing handle, and sitting on a base with four ball feet. Made by the Atkins Brothers of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 20 cms (8 inches), and 14 cms (5.5 inches) square.

685

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar or box, having a hobnail cut rectangular crystal jar with straight sides, a plain lift-off lid with cast finial, all inside a galleried and scroll wire-work frame with swing handle, and sitting on a plain base with four cushion feet. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit box or jar are height inc. handle 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), and width 13.5 cms (5.3 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar or box, having a hobnail cut rectangular crystal jar with straight sides, a plain lift-off lid with cast finial, all inside a galleried and scroll wire-work frame with swing handle, and sitting on a plain base with four cushion feet. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit box or jar are height inc. handle 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), and width 13.5 cms (5.3 inches).

695

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut oval crystal jar, a hand-engraved hinged lid with bead borders and an ivory finial, sitting in a bead-edged frame with swing handle, and an engraved floral base sitting on four cast foliate feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 23 cms (9 inches), length of base 26 cms (10.25 inches), and width of base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut oval crystal jar, a hand-engraved hinged lid with bead borders and an ivory finial, sitting in a bead-edged frame with swing handle, and an engraved floral base sitting on four cast foliate feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 23 cms (9 inches), length of base 26 cms (10.25 inches), and width of base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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A large Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a Neoclassical style oval shaped body with straight sides, with bands of hand-engraving, a hinged domed lid, two cast lion-mask ring handles, and all sitting on an attached plate with four cast floral feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 16 cms (6.25 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), and width 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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A large Antique Victorian Silver Plated biscuit box, having a Neoclassical style oval shaped body with straight sides, with bands of hand-engraving, a hinged domed lid, two cast lion-mask ring handles, and all sitting on an attached plate with four cast floral feet. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated biscuit box are height 16 cms (6.25 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), and width 17 cms (6.75 inches).

795

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail and fluted cut  crystal body, a hand-engraved mechanically double-hinged lid with a swing handle, and all sitting on a base with four cushion feet. Made by Thomas Wilkinson & Sons of Sheffield in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 23 cms (9 inches), length of base 19 cms (7.5 inches), and width of base 14 cms (5.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated and cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail and fluted cut crystal body, a hand-engraved mechanically double-hinged lid with a swing handle, and all sitting on a base with four cushion feet. Made by Thomas Wilkinson & Sons of Sheffield in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar are height inc. handle 23 cms (9 inches), length of base 19 cms (7.5 inches), and width of base 14 cms (5.5 inches).

975

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Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, having a plain shell-style body sitting in a cast frame designed with peacocks heads, and with original interior hand-pierced dividers. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated folding biscuit box are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length fully opened 33 cms (13 inches), and width 22 cms (8.75 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, having a plain shell-style body sitting in a cast frame designed with peacocks heads, and with original interior hand-pierced dividers. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated folding biscuit box are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length fully opened 33 cms (13 inches), and width 22 cms (8.75 inches).

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Antique Victorian, silver-plated, unusual biscuit box, with a registration mark for 1879. Length 17 cms.

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Antique Victorian, silver-plated, unusual biscuit box, with a registration mark for 1879. Length 17 cms.

1,175

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut body, a lift-off lid with hand-engraved floral work and a cast flower finial, all sitting inside a two-handled plate with a hand-pierced gallery and bead-edge border. Made by Henry Wilkinson and Co., of Sheffield in 1867. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal biscuit box are height 18 cms (6.3 inches), and diameter of base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal biscuit jar, having a hobnail cut body, a lift-off lid with hand-engraved floral work and a cast flower finial, all sitting inside a two-handled plate with a hand-pierced gallery and bead-edge border. Made by Henry Wilkinson and Co., of Sheffield in 1867. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal biscuit box are height 18 cms (6.3 inches), and diameter of base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

1,175

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Silver Plated folding biscuit box, having an oval barrel-shaped body with beautiful hand-engraved floral and bird decoration, with straight sides and applied gadroon borders, sitting in a cast floral style mechanical frame with carrying handle, all sitting on four stepped feet, and with original gold-gilt interior with hand-pierced dividers. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated folding biscuit box are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length fully opened 30.5 cms (12 inches), and width 20 cms (8 inches).

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Silver Plated folding biscuit box, having an oval barrel-shaped body with beautiful hand-engraved floral and bird decoration, with straight sides and applied gadroon borders, sitting in a cast floral style mechanical frame with carrying handle, all sitting on four stepped feet, and with original gold-gilt interior with hand-pierced dividers. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated folding biscuit box are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), length fully opened 30.5 cms (12 inches), and width 20 cms (8 inches).

1,285

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Sterling silver Edwardian biscuit box with hinged lid, gold-gilt interior, and having a seperate tray. Made by A & J Zimmerman of Birmingham in 1909. Length (of tray) 20 cms (8

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Sterling silver Edwardian biscuit box with hinged lid, gold-gilt interior, and having a seperate tray. Made by A & J Zimmerman of Birmingham in 1909. Length (of tray) 20 cms (8"), width 16.5 cms (6.5"). Total weight approx. 24 troy ounces (744g).

1,475

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver unusual double compartment biscuit box, made in Edinburgh in 1867. Height 13.3 cms (5.25 inches), length 18 cms (7 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches). Weight approx. 25 troy ounces (775g).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver unusual double compartment biscuit box, made in Edinburgh in 1867. Height 13.3 cms (5.25 inches), length 18 cms (7 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches). Weight approx. 25 troy ounces (775g).

1,675

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Antique Victorian triple folding biscuit box, having a shell body sitting in a cast foilate frame, with cast seraphims and cherubs, together with a gold-gilt and pierced interior that folds out. Made by Mappin and Webb in ca. 1880. Height 27 cms (10.5 inches), width unfolded 22 cms (8.5 inches), width folded out 32 cms 912.5 inches).

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Antique Victorian triple folding biscuit box, having a shell body sitting in a cast foilate frame, with cast seraphims and cherubs, together with a gold-gilt and pierced interior that folds out. Made by Mappin and Webb in ca. 1880. Height 27 cms (10.5 inches), width unfolded 22 cms (8.5 inches), width folded out 32 cms 912.5 inches).

1,675

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   Sterling silver oval biscuit box with hinged lid and attached holding plate, with ribbon & reed border, made in Sheffield in 1925. Height 15 cms, width 20 cms.

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Sterling silver oval biscuit box with hinged lid and attached holding plate, with ribbon & reed border, made in Sheffield in 1925. Height 15 cms, width 20 cms.

2,150

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver biscuit box, having an oval body with hand-chased fluting and floral decoration, hinged lid with finial, and two lion-mask ring handles. Height 18 cms (7 inches), length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches). Weight approx. 682g (22 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver biscuit box, having an oval body with hand-chased fluting and floral decoration, hinged lid with finial, and two lion-mask ring handles. Height 18 cms (7 inches), length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches). Weight approx. 682g (22 troy ounces).

2,275

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Sterling silver large hand-chased biscuit box with attached plate, made by William Hutton of Sheffield in 1930. Height 18 cms, width 21.5 cms, depth 16 cms. Weight 35 troy ounces.

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Sterling silver large hand-chased biscuit box with attached plate, made by William Hutton of Sheffield in 1930. Height 18 cms, width 21.5 cms, depth 16 cms. Weight 35 troy ounces.

3,275

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Learn more about antique silver BISCUIT BOXES here.

Antique Silver BISCUIT BOXES description:

A covered receptacle for serving biscuits or cookies with a tight fitting lid.

Antique Silver BISCUIT BOXES history:

The first biscuit boxes were Victorian and were mostly made after the 1860s. The vast majority were made in silver plate. They are still being made today.

Antique Silver BISCUIT BOXES design:

Often cylindrical or oval with straight sdes, with a tight fitting hinged lid, and sitting on a base plate for ease of passing around. They were often decorated with engraving or chasing based on the designs of the period. Many were made from a combination of glass and silver but these are getting rarer as the years go by. The most unusual ones are based on folding designs, either double, or even rarer, triple.

Antique Silver BISCUIT BOXES collectors note:

As most of the biscuit boxes were silver plate it is very important to check the condition of the plating. Sterling silver boxes are quite rare and command fairly high prices. There should be a hallmark on any removable piece such as the lid and this should be original to the main body. They must also be undamaged with good clear hallmarks, crisp detail, and well-fitting tight hinges.



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