Bosschaert seldom varied his compositions, no doubt relying upon the customer´s great demand for flower pieces. Three main motifs are common: flower in a vase on a table, in a niche or on a window sill. Signed AB (as monogram) 1617 on the border of the table.
Pieter Breughel the elder and Ambrosius Bosschaert´s manner of painting flower pieces quickly became the norm for several generations: symmetrical, aligned bouquets with a multitude of flowers from every season of the year. The aim was to represent a group of different flowers crowned by the expensive tulip. Bosschaerts interest in flowers is understandable as he lived in Middelburgh, capital of Zeeland, known for its botanical gardens and botanists.