Described in Leopold Wilhelm inventory 1659 as follows: Ein porcelanes Blumenkrügel von Öhlfarb auff Holcz, warin Tulipanen, weisze unndt Roszen, wie auch andere Blumen... 2 Span 6 Finger hoch unndt 2 Span 1 Finger braidt. Original von dem jungen Brögel.
An autograph copy of this painting exists in the Netherlands (please see Flowers in Earthenware Vase (Netherlands)). These two flower pictures would be Jan's first works in this genre, predating the Ambrosiana picture that he sold to Borromeo in the summer of 1606. Note that both of these 1605 pictures are executed on panel and were thus probably for local patrons -- flower bouquets were already an established genre in Antwerp at this time. The painting for Borromeo, however, was done on copper, as was usual for Jan's works destined for export.
Another a weak copy of the present composition is in Art Institute of Chicago (panel, 65.5 x 46.5). Another copy is in Florence, Villa Poggio Imperiale, inv. #165 (panel, 63 x 45); this is Ertz's Jan Brueghel the Younger #274.
A copy in Florence, Villa Poggio Imperiale, inv. #165 (63 x 45 cm)