grindstone

Description:

Squarish block of dark stone used for leveling the surface of another stone (GA*03210.20) used to sharpen knives and chisels. 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. 19 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter.

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.03210.19Accession Number: 22582Catalog Number: 03210.19

Object Name: grindstonegrindstone

Measurements: overall: 4 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-84a1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1412597

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