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

Ovoid bottle with a continuous…

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1720, NG-1116

Besneeuwde ochtend in Koishikawa

Katsushika Hokusai, c. 1830 - c. 1835, print, AK-MAK-1588

Bowl with a water landscape and…

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

Dish with three figures in a water…

anonymous, c. 1675 - c. 1725, AK-RBK-1972-226

Tankard with figures underneath a…

anonymous, c. 1660 - c. 1680, cup, AK-RBK-1972-257