Definition of shakudo in English:

shakudo

Line breaks: sha|kudo
Pronunciation: /ˈʃakuːdəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A Japanese alloy of copper and gold, typically having a blue patina.
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    • The dark-painted rim and foot imitate Japanese cloisonne enamel vases, which often feature dark rims and bases of shakudo, an alloy of antimony, copper, and gold.
    • Many modern owners see the coloration as tarnish and clean the surface, but it was probably intended to imitate the Japanese dark-colored alloys shibuichi and shakudo.
    • As a rule, the finest kozuka were of high-grade shakudo or shibuichi with gold overlay and inlay.

Origin

mid 19th century: Japanese, from shaku 'red' + 'copper'.

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