At first glance, the Dewar's Vessel or a thermos will not catch your attention. You would not think that the title of this masterpiece is derived from it. The attraction that is bound to catch your eye is the big sea shell at the middle of the painting. It is, after all, done very intricately to the point which it almost seem very lifelike. The white ball is a very soothing addition to the whole painting. It symbolizes purity and cleanliness. Like the giant white cube and white seashell, it helps balance the rest of the details I the painting. A still life painting possesses versatility in design, so it is easy to find a place for it inside your home.