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Language: Japanese
Source: In common use

Description

Shakudō (赤銅) is a Japanese alloy containing mainly gold and copper (typically 4–10% gold, 96–90% copper). After being worked to its final shape it is artificially patinated to form a dark, "raven black" patina with a silky gloss that resembles urushi lacquer work.

 

Shakudō kozuka

A shakudō by-knife handle called kozuka.
Listed at Mandarin Mansion in 2021.

 

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Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.

€250,-

Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.

€500,-

Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.

€1800,-

Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.

€475,-

Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.

€500,-

With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.

€3200,-