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An Antique Gold and Copper Shakudo Bracelet, 19th Century

An Antique Gold and Copper Shakudo Bracelet, 19th Century

Shakudo is a combination of gold and copper which can be treated to form a black patina resembling lacquer. Shakudo was historically used in Japan to construct or decorate samurai sword fittings; as well as other small ornaments. The Iron Cross is cross symbol typically in black with a white or silver outline that originated after 1219 when the Kingdom of Jerusalem granted the Teutonic Order the right to combine the Teutonic Black Cross placed above a silver Cross of Jerusalem.


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