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[mass noun] A Japanese alloy of copper and gold, typically having a blue patina.
- ‘As a rule, the finest kozuka were of high-grade shakudo or shibuichi with gold overlay and inlay.’
- ‘That same year Tiffany, working with his chief designer, Edward C. Moore, successfully launched a mixed-metal line that incorporated the Japanese techniques of shibuichi, shakudo, and mokume.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A rectangular front plate was formed from a thin sheet of metal such as low-grade shakudo or other lower-quality mixed metal.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: Japanese, from shaku red + dō copper.
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