Chest with nine porcelain bottles

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, chest, NG-444

The box was probably made in Batavia (Jakarta). The bottles are from Japan. They would have been used for expensive spice oils to prepare food, perfumes or medicines. Representatives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) would present these as gifts to Asian potentates.

A Dutch Merchant, Possibly Andreas…

Chitqua (attributed to), c. 1770, figure, BK-1976-49

Van Braam Houckgeest ran the Dutch East India Company (VOC) base in Canton harbour in south China from 1790 to 1795. He may have commissioned this figure of himself on a previous journey in China. Chinese sculptor Chitqua specialised in this kind of clay portrait, mainly for foreigners. Similar…

Lavabo

anonymous, c. 1450 - c. 1500, BK-NM-13030

Shipwreck off a Rocky Coast

Adam Willaerts, 1614, painting, SK-A-1955

Cabinet

Pierre Gole (possibly), c. 1645 - c. 1650, furniture, BK-16117

Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine…

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1749, drawing, SK-A-238

Betimmering, deel, met twee…

anonymous, 1600 - 1699, BK-KOG-593

Fukami Jikyu in maanlicht

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1887, print, RP-P-1983-391

Tea service with tray (déjeuner…

Manufacture de Sèvres, 1779, BK-1965-102-A