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

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

brass (alloy), h 134.0cm × w 38.5cm × d 38.5cm. More details

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.

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