The above scene is taken from a silver medal by Jan Schmeltzing (1656-1693) after an engraving by Gerard van Loon. Howard & Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 60, gives a detailed account of this riot following the execution of Cornelis Kosterman in 1690. The chief bailiff, Van Zuylen van Nijevelt, had sentenced this young guard from the Rotterdam City Hall to death in his attempt to steal some wine from the cellars for a celabration with collegues. Howard & Ayers illustrate, op.cit. , no. 15, a saucer with the same scene together with a teacup decorated with the severed head of Cornelis Kosterman on a funerary monument, which was taken from the reverse of the medal.