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Antique Chinese Carpenters Tool with carved dragon

Antique Chinese Carpenters Tool with carved dragon

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

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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". measures 6 x 2.5 x 2.5 not incl string line and weight...