The present lot seems to be like a still life signed with initials PVB, sold at Christie's London, 6 July 1990, lot 133, with ill., as Pieter van den Bosch and the still life, indistinctly monogrammed, sold at Sotheby's New York, 3 June 1983, lot 51, with ill. (N.R.A. Vroom, A modest message, etc., II, 1980, p.14, no.32, with ill.). All three still life's show the influence of the Haarlem painters Pieter Claesz. and Willem Claesz. Heda. Fred Meyer (oral information) has tentatively proposed the Haarlem born Pieter van Berendrecht, who is recorded as a master in the Haarlem guild in 1642 and who recorded in Weesp in 1653 as the painter of these still life's. .