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

Plate with the arms of the Piso or…

anonymous, c. 1720 - c. 1725, plate (dishes), AK-NM-13587

Twaalf tekens van de dierenriem…

Takeuchi Seihô, 1900 - 1915, RP-P-1993-138

Kapitein op schip

Noda Kyûho, 1920 - 1930, print, RP-P-1990-439

Octagonal bowl with prunus and hôô

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690, bowl, BK-1968-250-A

Yoshino ni Shikuza hangan betsuri…

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1886, print, RP-P-1984-1