Nicolaes van Verendael (1640-1691) was a Flemish painter of vases with flowers. He became a member of Saint-Luc d'Anvers' craft in 1657. He didn't paint lots of pictures and lived modestly.
This picture was sold in 1965 for $ 41,160.
The love of Fine Art is a religion or it is nothing. It is probably why there are so many bogus high priests and fake vicars to glorify a lot of false Gods. But how much cost their idols ?