Decorative Arts

A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box
Pictured on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Peach-shaped Box, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box

A closer look at a Japanese lacquer box owned by Marie-Antoinette.

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VIDEO: The Making of a Roman Silver Cup
One of a Pair of Cups with Centaurs, A.D. 1–100, Roman, found at Berthouville, France. Silver and gold, 5 7/8 in. diam. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris

VIDEO: The Making of a Roman Silver Cup

Roman silversmiths used fire and basic tools to create this exquisite silver cup in the 1st century A.D.

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