chisel

Description:

Wooden handle with semi-circular metal blade held in place by metal ferrule at base. (Ferrule is missing) Chisel for removing wood between the lines of the design in a woodblock. One of a group of woodblock-cutter's tools used in Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques from about 1890 to 1990s. Identified as No. 17 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Communications, Tokuno Gift, Art

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Credit Line: Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03210.17Accession Number: 22582Catalog Number: 03210.17

Object Name: chisel

Measurements: overall: 18.5 cm; 7 9/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-64d0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1412595

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