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Old 01-17-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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Unknown fruits in a painting from 17 century

Willem Kalf, a Dutch artist.

Still Life with Ewer, Vessels and Pomegranate

Do you see those two green raisin looking like fruits? In a small basket on the left hand side.

They look like raisins, but they are too big to be raisins. They don't look like pears.



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Old 01-17-2016, 10:34 PM   #2
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Unknown fruits in a painting from 17 century

Maybe fresh figs.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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I would suggest green figs
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:26 AM   #4
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Definitely not green figs. From the size compared with the lemon I'm saying green olives. Note the 'stem end'. Green figs are shaped like a small pear and when ready to eat are about half the size of a lemon.
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I have only seen large breadfruit...could they be young ones?
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At first I thought of figs, now I'm not sure maybe green plums. I think I see a slice of melon on the right side of the basket. I looked at several descriptions of the painting and they all give a general description.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:33 AM   #7
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Definitely not green figs. From the size compared with the lemon I'm saying green olives. Note the 'stem end'. Green figs are shaped like a small pear and when ready to eat are about half the size of a lemon.
Not there. Look on the left side of the painting, not the right side.
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Who knows... but I think someone needs to push that plate back onto the table before it falls!
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Who knows... but I think someone needs to push that plate back onto the table before it falls!
It's been like that since the 1640's, I think it will be fine!
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Who knows... but I think someone needs to push that plate back onto the table before it falls!
Ha...and pomegranate on white linen is surely a mistake? Ah but the well-to-do have servants that clean!
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