Teapot, Ginger Jar and Slave Candlestick, 1695, London. / Such still-life paintings in the Dutch manner were new in Britain, but they became very popular. The Dutch-trained artists who settled in London found a ready market for their paintings with luxury objects shown in this realistic way. The Dutch called these studies pronkstilleven, that is, 'showy' still life, from the word pronken meaning 'to show off'.

Teapot, Ginger Jar and Slave Candlestick, 1695, London. / Such still-life paintings in the Dutch manner were new in Britain, but they became very popular. The Dutch-trained artists who settled in London found a ready market for their paintings with luxury objects shown in this realistic way. The Dutch called these studies pronkstilleven, that is, 'showy' still life, from the word pronken meaning 'to show off'.

Porcelain tea cups, a teapot, a jug, sugar bowl, silver spoons and other objects on a draped table

Porcelain tea cups, a teapot, a jug, sugar bowl, silver spoons and other objects on a draped table

Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten, Fruit et vaisselle sur une table de marbre. Musee municipal de Melun. Maison de la Vicomte

Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten, Fruit et vaisselle sur une table de marbre. Musee municipal de Melun. Maison de la Vicomte

Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten - Still Life with Teapot and Cups, date? - Germany

Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten - Still Life with Teapot and Cups, date? - Germany

Thomas Hope  Barrel of Cheer, ca. 1888  (Oil on canvas, 24-1/2 x 20-1/4 inches)  Spanierman Gallery, NYC

Thomas Hope Barrel of Cheer, ca. 1888 (Oil on canvas, 24-1/2 x 20-1/4 inches) Spanierman Gallery, NYC

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