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.

Hand guard

Umetada, 1600 - 1900, AK-MAK-1117

Hand guard

Hata Nobuyoshi, 1800 - 1900, AK-MAK-1133

Hand guard with Mount Fuji and pine…

Yasuchika, c. 1800 - c. 1900, AK-MAK-1103

Sword knife hilt

anonymous, 1600 - 1900, AK-MAK-1006

Hand guard

Sadashichi Masayoshi, 1750 - 1800, AK-MAK-1127

Hand guard with sacred cord

Katsumi Kansai (possibly), c. 1800 - c. 1900, AK-MAK-1069

Hand guard

Umetada Shichiza, 1675 - 1725, AK-MAK-1136

Hand guard

Komeisai Chokuzui (possibly), 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-1083

Hand guard

Eijusai Kagenori, 1850 - 1900, AK-MAK-1089