A partial copy of the present work was sold Amsterdam, Christie's, 2 May 1991, lot 131, which omits the left quarter of the painting as well as the earthenware jug and pewter plate behind the gilt présentoir or bekerschroef
(goblet holder) and partially carved ham. The same bekerschroef
with the guilt Bacchus holding the glass aloft on his left shoulder is used in several other still lifes by Koets, including one that was sold London, Christie's, 19 July 1973, lot 193, and another panel, signed and dated 1646, recorded in the Van Der Meer collection, Amsterdam.1
We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for endorsing the attribution to Koets upon first-hand inspection.
1 See Vroom 1980, p. 85, cat. no. 415, reproduced.