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An alloy of copper and zinc (a variety of brass) that is beaten into thin foil in imitation of gold leaf. It is used for gilding cheap jewelry. Also called 'Dutch gold'.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson