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.

De Jumantsubo vlakte te Susaki bij…

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1857, print, RP-P-1956-754

Fukami Jikyu in maanlicht

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

Plate

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1700, plate (dishes), AK-RBK-1972-59-A

Figure of a swallow with opened…

anonymous, c. 1925 - c. 1948, figure, AK-RBK-16106-C

Lobed bowl with peony, pomegranate…

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690, bowl, AK-RBK-1962-58

Octagonal bowl with chrysanthemum

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690, bowl, AK-NM-6400

Octagonal bowl with flowering…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, bowl, AK-NM-6399-B

Cup with hoo birds

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1700, BK-1968-239-10