Mouth-watering selection of the Getty’s holdings in furniture, European and Oriental ceramics, glass and textiles. This updated summary catalogue reflects the 115 additions to the collections made since 1986 when the first edition was published. Beautifully concise, objects are grouped by country of origin, then chronologically by medium and form. Catalogue details include place of manufacture, description of marks, exhibition history and bibliography. Entries for the Sèvres porcelain provide the original —and far more melodious—inventory inscriptions: hence a pair of pot-pourri vases is pots-pourris Pompadour, troisième grandeur.
Charissa Bremer-David et al Decorative Arts: an illustrated summary catalogue of the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1993) 308pp. 501 b/w ills. $45