Antique Chinese Grain Measure

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  • $138

A medium sized antique single handled grain measure from Shanxi Province, China estimated at 1940s-1950s. These rustic containers are used for measuring a specific about of grain. Most likely from the Communist Era when a certain amount of grain was allotted to each person or family. This box features iron bindings on the edges, painted orange, and shows that the wood was once stapled together to secure cracks.

*Wear consistent with age. Was previously repaired with staples and additional bindings. 

Measures: 15x15x11 H