Blaschka model of an octopus

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INV 2000

Glass models of sea invertebrates like this one were made by Leopold Blaschka and his son in their Dresden studio in 1890. Their 1888 catalogue listed over 700 models. By using glass, Leopold Blaschka was able to capture the translucency and delicate nature of his subjects.

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