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Sèvres Porcelain illustration.
Vase with Cover - Sèvres Manufactory c.1883–85 French (Sèvres) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A very rare Sèvres porcelain basket filled with some of Ivan's re-creations of eighteenth century pastillage flowers. One of the most time-consuming tasks of the eighteenth century confectioner was the creation of artificial flowers of this kind. Although these costly decorations were frequently made from silk or paper, sugar paste flowers like those above were also popular