During my trvellin around west Java in 1985, i have found many common VOC officer pipe in white clay with lng handlemwith verious mark , and also found a special pipe with Royal design, I think this pipe only used by the Gouvernour General because the mint mark was The Royal Lion mintmark, I donn’t have a special catalogue or informations about this pipe, my vintage book collections only report the common one, that is why I gift the name of this special pipe collection ” Gouvenour General VOC’s Pipe ” @Copyright Dr Iwan S.2010
I hope collector choice this pipe as the best of the best collection of the year 2010 via comment.
The illustration consist :
(1) Royal Lion Symbols
(2) The baby Angel
(3) Gouvernor General Coat of arm
(4) First lady profile
(5)Gouvenur General(G.G) profile
(6) Royal crown
(7) The unidentified initial T.IYHL(?) please expert comment.
(8) The Unidentified initial M.SVIAM VYY(?), please expert comment.
Please Internatinal VOC musuem comment, Did your museum have this pipe collection, and tell me more info. thanks. Greatings from me @copyright Dr Iwan S.2010.