- Metalwork has been used for millennia. It may be utilized for ornamental, domestic or practical purposes.
Rhyton with goat protome 150 B.C. (silver/mercury)
- In ancient times primarily copper and bronze were used. The royalty and very rich used gold and silver.
- Most common modern items are tea sets, bowls, trays, vases, and jewelry.
Brass tea set
Astorlabe, Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran
Other ornamental metalwork