This bottle bears the monogram of Joan van Hoorn, a Dutch diplomat and businessman who had a long career in Asia. He rose to the post of governor-general of Batavia (modern Jakarta), the Dutch colonial capital in Indonesia, where he served from 1704 to 1709. Because the Dutch were a maritime power and one of the very few nationalities allowed to dock their boats in Japan, they became the primary distributor of Japanese porcelains, reaching markets in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Porcelain with underglaze blue
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The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
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Vase, 1680-1700. Porcelain with underglaze blue, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.28.23_view1_PS11.jpg)
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