Kalf's style had always been still life. All of his paintings included the same things repeatedly: Gold or silver goblet, pitchers, bowls, black background, and fruit. All of these items made his artwork more known. This piece is like many others of his. The black background is for contrast, and Kalf liked test and demonstrate how light shines or reflects off things. This painting shows this strongly. In this era, this type of art was sold for very high prices, but Kalf did not paint for money, he painted to try different techniques. This is shown greatly in this piece. On the silver jug you can see that Kalf is showing light somewhere and it is being reflected. Even the fruit has some reflection on it. This piece is like many others by this artist, it is very recognizable. I chose this piece because of it's visual impact with the shine on the metal and the black background creating such a contrast. It has such dark colours but still appears so striking.