Decorative Shield, anonymous, c. 1654

Decorative Shield, anonymous, c. 1654

lacquering, d 54.6cm × h 4.5cm × t 0.4cm More details

From 1647 the VOC had leather shields decorated with lacquer in Japan, which they sold in India. The Dutch were also interested in such decorative shields, which they had emblazoned with their initials or family coat-of-arms. This one was ordered by Gabriel Happart, head of the VOC post in Japan in 1654.

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