Antique and vintage Japanese metalwork encompasses everything from heated and hammered tachi, katanas, and other types of swords to ceremonial and everyday cast-iron teapots. There are bronze vases decorated with inlaid or applied silver and gold before being patinated in tones that appear to glow. Sometimes, Japanese metalwork feels like a menagerie, filled with fish and amphibians, birds and barn animals, whether as three-dimensional Continue Reading