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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Most of the objects the Tropenmuseum chose from its collection as masterpieces illustrate the contact between Asia and the Netherlands, either by design or by commemorating events both important and commonplace. This tableau consisting of 60 tiles is a masterpiece of the ceramic factory Delft. The port was probably painted from a photograph. The decorative border shows both Buddhist and Hindu motifs. Within the so-called colonial section of the collection it brings to mind the history of the Sabang port and Coal Company (1898-ca 1950). It was the fourth most important port in the East-Indies in those days and the most important coal station. When the Suez canal opened, ships to the East Indies held a more northern route and for most Europeans the island of Pulu Weh was their first contact with the East Indies.

History of the Object
When de Greve returned to the Netherlands he took up residence in the city of Hilversum. It was here that the firm Delft Plateelbakkerij had its factory. So although presented by the staff of the port and coal station to its director, it probably went straight from the factory to the former director's house. It is not known how this object came to the museum. Most probably it was presented after his death to the Tropenmuseum.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Glazed ceramic and wood 
Measurements
100x206,5x10 cm 
Creator name
Delft Plateelbakkerij, Hilversum (The Netherlands) 
Creator date
1887-1967 
Where it was made
Netherlands; Hilversum 
Geography
Netherlands 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1916 
Function
Decorative artwork. Presented by the staff of the port and coal station Sabang (Pulu Weh island north of Sumatra, Indonesia) to L.L.F. de Greve and his wife. de Greve was director during the years 1906-1916. 
Acquisition
Unknown. 
Copyright
No information, data or images may be published or reproduced without written permission of KIT Tropenmuseum. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam 
Museum
Tropenmuseum 
Credit line
©Tropenmuseum 

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