Thursday, September 01, 2016

19th-Century Glass Models Of Marine Invertebrates

Model of ‘Oulactis muscosa’ by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
(Dresden, Germany, 1885) (lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology, courtesy the Corning Museum of Glass)
Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka is an exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. The 70 glass models of marine invertebrates created by a Dresden-based father-son duo in the 19th-century capture the delicate bodies of underwater creatures.

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