Chest with nine bottles, anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700

Chest with nine bottles, anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700

silver (metal), h 36.0cm × d 33cm × w 27cm × l 25.5cm More details

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.

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