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Pair of Japanese Lacquer Wood Sumitsubo, Reel for Ink Line, Meiji.

Pair of Japanese Lacquer Wood Sumitsubo, Reel for Ink Line, Meiji.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1300603

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A pair of large sumitsubo, Japanese carpenter's tools for marking straight lines in ink on flat surfaces. Maybe made for a topping out ceremony of a major Japanese building. Made of wood with painted decoration of cranes, turtles and waves in gold on black lacquer. Condition: spinning handles and one lug lost, traces of age, some lacquer losses and chip. Dimension: 30 cm long x 13.9 cm high x 7.2 cm wide.