Japanese Antique Metalwork Japanese Antique Metalwork


The strength of mingei lies in its potential as a vehicle for particular forms of expression and in its celebration of what was cherished from the past. Japanese mixed metal ware began with the samurai sword and expanded to all forms of decorative objects. Surface carving and decoration incorporates natural elements and give life to every piece. Objects include: bronze vases, silver Okimono/figurines, Koro, pipe and tobacco pouches, boxes and trays.