Model of the Noordwachter lighthouse on Java, Grofsmederij Leiden, c. 1867

Model of the Noordwachter lighthouse on Java, Grofsmederij Leiden, c. 1867

brass, wood, mica and paint, h 134cm × w 38.5cm × d 38.5cm. Catalogue entry

The first iron lighthouse built by the Dutch administration in the Dutch East Indies was the Noordwachter lighthouse on an isle northwest off Java. It consists of a stairwell cylinder enclosed and supported by a twelve sided skeleton. Grofsmederij Leiden cast the lighthouse in sections, which were shipped to Indonesia. This model was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1867.

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