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Chinese Masonâs Marker

Chinese Mason’s Marker

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Architectural Elements: Pre 1920: Item # 1413200

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Unusual lacquered line marker used by either masons or carpenters acquired in Yunnan, China along the Lao border. Carved in the shape of a mythical Qiling beast, the powder (which appears to be a mixture of graphite and coal dust) holder is made from a bamboo section. There is small piece broken off the hexagonal chrysanthemum spool but is in over all good condition for an antique, still functioning artisan’s tool circa. 19th CE. L: 13cm/5in and W: 7cm/2.8in.