Mazarin Chest

Image Gallery: Mazarin Chest (Getty Foundation)

A 2004 Getty grant support the Victoria and Albert Museum's ground breaking conservation of the Mazarin Chest, one of the finest examples of 17th century Japanese export lacquer. A follow-up grant supported a related symposium and publication, disseminating the results of this important project widely to the field.

The Mazarin Chest, interior lid detail, artist unknown, ca. 1640. Photograph Victoria & Albert Museum/V&A Images.