Spice box in the shape of the ship Mauritius, Anonymous, c. 1600

Spice box in the shape of the ship Mauritius, Anonymous, c. 1600

silver, h 17.6cm × l 24.0cm × w 319gr. More details

Located below the deck of this ship are little compartments for storing a variety of spices. These were brought from Asia to the Netherlands by the Dutch East India Company. The box is in the shape of the Mauritius, one of the first Dutch ships to transport spices. The detailing of the vessel, the inscriptions and the scenes are engraved. A special type of burin was used for the more deeply incised text.

On display in room 0.7-Z4.01

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

karen clark added this work to silver

February 26 2015 - 122 works

Wietske Habets added this work to Zilver Middelburg

February 23 2015 - 24 works

Nien Schwarz added this work to about place

December 30 2014 - 9 works

Make your own creations with this work