The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories

[anon.] A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z

Terms used in the Montias Database

Object Types:

Painting
Print
Agathe
Almanack (sic)
Altar
Animals – beetles, ostrich egg, elephant’s tooth, boxes of peacock feathers, dried exotic fish, dried snake skin, bird, iguana, crocodile, snake, elk’s paws, whale’s balein, rhynoceros horns (sic), Deer (horn, head)
Antique helmets and shields
Armor
Atlas
Automaton
Baked Clay Tablets
Book
Brazilian wooden bough
Bust of Homer
Calligraphy
Carpet
Carved cocoa nut
Carving
Casket
Chart or genealogy
Clock
Cloth
Coat-of-Arms
Coins
Combs
Compass
Copper (object, pedestal, statue)
Copper Plate
Coral
Crossbow and footbow
Crucifix/wooden cross
Crystal
Cups (and bowl, saucer, dishes, mugs, pots, plates)
Cushion
Decorative Objects
Desk
Doll
Drawing
Dummy Board Figures
East India miniature (cotton, fabric, candle holder)
Emblemata
Embroidery
Flies or other flying creatures
Flower pot
Frames
Fruit Dish
Fur Hat
Giant’s Head
Gilded bed
Glass (Etched, Painted, incised)
Glass portrait
Globe
Gold (ring, frames, bed)
Gold leaf (books)
Gourds and bottles
Grinding stone
Grisaille
Gun
Hat band
Hearth (pillars, stones)
Illumination
Indian (fans, dress, weapons, fabric, bow)
Instruments- clavecin, trumpet, guitar, organ
Japanese canes
Lace
Lacker work (sic)
Lamp
Lapus (lazaris, laziris) (sic)
Lottery Ticket
Map
Marble (objects, balls)
Minerals
Mirror
Model Ship
Mother-of-pearl work
Naturalia
Needle work
Painted cover of a clavecin
Painter’s equipment
Painting
Paper
Paper cutout
Pedestal
Pietra Dura
Porcelain
Print
Relief
Roemer
Rope
Round shield
Ruby
Sack [s of different colors to paint]
Salt Holder
Salt vat
Satin Stole
Saw
Sculptor’s (tools, equipment
Sculpture
Shells
Shepherd’s staff or crook
Shoes
Sign board
Silver of various sorts
Silver plate
Smalt
Statue
Stretchers
Table top
Tapestry
Textile (coverlet)
Travel bag
Triptych
Truned ebony stick
Unfinished Canvas
Volutes
Water Color
Wax
Wax (Object, busts, statues, cast)
Weapons West Indian (swords, objects)

Subjects of Works of Art:

Accessory (frame, easel, paint, etc.)
Advice, Motto
Allegory
Almanach
Animals
Antique
Barn scene
Battle scene
Beach scene
Book(s) (other than "Konstboeck")
Castle, Manor, "Pleasure House"
Children
City views, Architecture
Classical history
Dead person
Doll(s)
Face (head, "tronie")
Farm
Family tree, Genealogy
Fire
Garden
Genre
Hand, Foot, Body part
"History" (mythological or biblical story)
Interior, Room
Kitchen scene
"Konstboeck" (book of drawings or prints)
Landscape
Literature
Man, Woman, Person
Map, Globe, Atlas
Market scene
Medal(s)
Model (ship’s or other)
Modern history
Mythology
Naked person
Naturalia (shells, volutes, horns, etc)
New Testament
Night scene
Old Testament
Perspective (incl. church, interior or exterior)
Phantasy
Political portrait (reigning prince, king, etc. )
Portrait – known person
Portrait – unknown person
Rebus, Riddle
Religion (other than Old or New Testament)
Religious portrait (preacher, Pope, etc.)
Rider(s)
Sea port
Sign board
Skull, Death head
Still life
Triomph, Procession
Unknown, Illegible, or Untitled
"Wapen", Coat-of-arms

Occupations of Owners and Buyers:

Artisan
 Clockmaker, compass maker
 Glassmaker
 Ivory carver
 Goldsmith, jeweler
 Embroiderer, lacemaker, hairweaver, caffa weaver
 Armorer
 Stone carver
 Diamond polisher, gold thread worker
Artist
 Printmaker, mapmaker
 Painter
 Sculptor
Craft
 Carpenter, joiner, framemaker
 Cooper, wheelwright
 Faience, porcelain
 Bookbinder
 Miller
 Mason
 Tailor, shoemaker, other clothing
 Smith, copper smith, tinsmith
Employee
 Private employer/firm
 Bank, insurance
 Menial
 Admiralty, V.O.C., W.I.C.
 City
 Orphan Chamber
Food preparation
 Baker, pastry cook
Horticulturist
Liberal profession
 Doctor in Medicine
 Preacher
 Lawyer
Manufacturer
 Soap boiling
 Textiles, leather
 Cloth, leather
 Sugar refiner
 Dyer, wax bleacher
 Beer brewing
 Boats, ships
 Sugar, salt refining
Merchant (largescale)
 Spices, East Indian products
 Wine, brandy
 Cloth, silk
 Lumber
 Grain
 Stone
 Leather, hides
 Wool, hops flax
 Fats, oil
Regent
Retail merchant
 Art dealer
 Book dealer
 Clothing
 Ironwares, copper, brass utensils
 Wine, beer distributor
 Apothecary, "drogist"
 Faience, porcelain
 Fish
 Uitraagster/uitdraager
Services
 Innkeeper
 Bookkeeper
 Broker, factor
 Notary
 Lawyer
 Barber/surgeon
 Gauger, measurer
 School teacher
 Water transportation
 Mortuary
 Health, childbirth
 Warehousing
 Performance
 Insurance
 Bread weigher
 Tax farmer, tax collector
Tailor