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…

Fukami Jikyu in maanlicht

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

Pendant in the form of a cock

anonymous, c. 1600, pendant (jewelry), BK-NM-7459

Octagonal soup plate with the arms…

anonymous, c. 1740 - c. 1760, plate (dishes), AK-NM-13409

Sturt

Hans Landsaat, 1999, album, RP-P-2011-5-138

Vrouw met kaarten

Totoya Hokkei, c. 1890 - c. 1900, print, RP-P-1991-492

Schotel, veelkleurig beschilderd…

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1735, BK-17402-I-2

Portret van admiraal Maarten…

Cornelis van Dalen (I), 1653, print, RP-P-BI-6727

Prentenalbum van Bunrei

Maekawa Bunrei, 1885, book, RP-P-OB-JAP-43A