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.

Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker,…

Jacob Coeman, 1663 - 1676, painting, SK-A-3765

Kwispedoor van zilver met gedreven…

anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1700, BK-1994-75-A

Spoon and fork

anonymous, 1671, spoon, BK-1976-20-A

Water bowl

anonymous, 1680, BK-1965-25-B

Pair of candlesticks

Jan van Cloon (attributed to), before 1730, candlestick, BK-1959-17-A

Pair of candlesticks

Jan van Cloon (attributed to), before 1730, candlestick, BK-1959-17-B

Water bowl

anonymous, 1680, BK-1965-25-C

Water bowl

anonymous, 1680, bowl, BK-1965-25-A