Chest with nine porcelain bottles, Anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700

Chest with nine porcelain bottles, Anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700

silver (metal), h 36.0cm × d 33cm × w 27cm × l 25.5cm. More details

The Dutch East India Company maintained good relations with Asian rulers. To promote their commercial interests, they greased palms with presents: globes, paintings, animals, and chests with bottles, like this one. The expensive aromatic oils in the bottles were the actual gift. The bottles were ordered in Japan and the chest was custommade by joiners in Batavia.

On display in room 2.9

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to VOC

August 23 2015 - 56 works 75 0

Juul added this work to Klassiek

August 5 2015 - 24 works 24 0

Simone Jay stylist added this work to moon

August 4 2015 - 60 works 57 0

Make your own creations with this work