From the mid 16th Century onwards there was a great interest for nature, especially exotic, rare plants and animals in the Lowlands. In the 17th Century floral still-lifes were amongst the most popular themes in pictural art. Roses, daffodils, carnations, marigolds, gilly flowers etc. are usually depicted in exuberant flower-filled vases. There was an important production of this type of tile pictures in Frisia in the 18th Century.
cf. P.B.M. Bolwerk, D. Hanekuijk, L.M.C. de Nas, J. Pluis and G.J.M. de Ree Kijkwijzer, Stichting van Vrienden van het Tegelmuseum It Noflik Sté, Otterlo, 1987, p.34 for an illustration of a similar flower vase.
C.H. de Jonge Nederlandse Tegels, Amsterdam, 1970, ill.116 for a similar tilepicture in the Friesch Museum, Leeuwarden.