Lê Công Kiều, a small street near Saigon’s Museum of Fine Arts, is lined with antique shops. These teapots with traditional designs look bronze, so I am assuming they are bronze. All of them may be genuine antiques or some of them may be newly minted and made to look old in a factory somewhere in Vietnam. One never knows in antique shops. Buyer beware unless you know what you are doing. I am not a collector of stuff in any case, so walking away with a photo or two is more than enough to satisfy me.
It’s 10 in the morning and this woman is finished serving breakfast. She has packed up her tiny noodle shop on wheels and is getting ready to head home.