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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: item # 949613

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Antique Chinese Carpenters Tool with carved dragon
In old China, a carpenter's tools were also considered as an symbol of the quality of his craftsmanship. This antique carpenter's tool has a hand carved dragon with some of the original paint remaining in the crevasses. The plumb bob is made from a section of animal antler. The old Chinese carpenter would fill the bowl with charcoal and it would be used to snap a straight line.

modern day items of this are still used by carpenters worldwide but they are made of metal or plastic and filled with chalk, hence the modern name "chalkbox".



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