V.O.C. for Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (United Dutch East India Company, G.W.C. for Generale Westindische Compagnie (General Dutch West India Company), PVDN for Pieter van der Nolle (1738-1794), who lived in Alkmaar and traded in coffee, tea and chocolate. He became not only very affluent but also important in local Alkmaar political circles. This goblet could either have been a gift to him or have been ordered by himself after 1760, when he officially became a trader.