All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1300603 (stock #SK 869)
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.