.:. Virginia Metalcrafters (est 1890) During the mid century, the company began producing some of the finest brass work in the world when it signed a contract with Colonial Williamsburg to produce quality decorative wares using early American metal craft techniques. "VM’s cast brass items are among the finest handmade decorative items made in 20th Century America. Their brass formula produced a heavy yellow-gold brass more typical of Colonial products. Their wood molds were meticulously hand carved and pressed into fine grain sand to receive the molten metal. Then, each rough molded piece was hand finish."