Artist: Abraham van Beyeren (Dutch, The Hague 1620/21–1690 Overschie)
Date: probably early 1650s
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions: 38 x 31 in. (96.5 x 78.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Edith Neuman de Végvár, in honor of her husband, Charles Neuman de Végvár, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.254
Over the course of an itinerant career, Van Beyeren specialized in still lifes of luxurious objects (such as silver-gilt vessels and Chinese porcelain) and expensive foodstuffs, depicted with an unusually loose touch and Rembrandtesque illumination. His palette was understated, but this picture has lost some color with age.