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Sumi-tsubo, inkline reel, wood, Japan, Meiji era
$ 120

Carpenter’s tool to draw straight lines. The shape of the piece is a wheel floating on a wave. On the edge of the ink drenched cotton wool compartment sits a minogame. Middle brown wood. Japan, early 20th century.
Length 9 ¾ inches (ca. 25 cm)
Needle missing, handle missing. Wheel is a lovingly copied replacement. Body with fine detail and very nice patina.


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