Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Posts related to the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

A Dog’s Life, from Kyoto to Versailles
Pictured on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum: (background) Dog-shaped Box on a Low Table, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th-mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon

A Dog’s Life, from Kyoto to Versailles

The dramatic journey of a little dog-shaped box.

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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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