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

Dish with a map of Japan and…

anonymous, c. 1830 - c. 1844, NG-1979-19-1

Bowl with a water landscape and…

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1730, bowl, AK-RBK-1984-24

Incense burner with a cover and…

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690, AK-NM-6351-A

Shallow bowl with prunus and…

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1724, bowl, AK-NM-6401-B

Bowl with flower groups and a…

anonymous, c. 1690 - c. 1730, bowl, AK-RBK-16353

Kettle and Heating Stand

anonymous, c. 1750, AK-RBK-1974-16