Found:


Chest with nine 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.

On display in room 2.9

Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

On display in room 2.20

Roemer with a poem to Constantijn…

anonymous, 1619, BK-1983-15

Anna Roemers Visscher engraved one of her own poems in a wineglass as a gift for Constantijn Huygens. The verse contains a complaint and an exhortation: her pen has dried up, her brain has rusted. She asks Huygens to fetch her some water from the Helicon – where the Muses live – so her ink will flow…

On display in room 2.8

View of Ambon

anonymous, c. 1617, painting, SK-A-4482

On display in room 2.9

Console table

anonymous, c. 1700, BK-14980

On display in room 2.22

Shoe

anonymous, c. 1660 - c. 1675, BK-1957-11

On display in room 2.22

Dish with a Portrait of Prince…

anonymous, 1658, plate (dishes), BK-NM-3133

On display in room 2.22

Salt-cellar

anonymous, 1618, salt (condiment vessel), BK-1988-15-A

On display in room 2.12

Windmill cup

anonymous, 1644, BK-KOG-2474

On display in room 2.12

Two candlesticks

anonymous, 1668, candlestick, BK-1968-30-A

On display in room 2.19