Glass Model Invertebrate: Phyllodoce parettii

Leopold Blaschka
Rudolf Blaschka
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Two green glass models of a polychaete worm. First model is the entire body with hundreds of leaf like projections running along the sides. Second model is a magnified detail of the head only and is clear glass model painted blue on the top. It features three pairs of green leaf-shaped projections (parapodia) and two dark spots for eyes. It is mounted on a two prong wire using gauze. Made by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka between 1863 and 1882.
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Model maker/Maker
Model maker/Maker
Dimensions (LxWxH): 175 x 70 x 15mm (6 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 9/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 173 x 67 x 8mm (6 13/16 x 2 5/8 x 5/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 24 x 49 x 62mm (15/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 7/16")
Dimensions L x W: 113 x 235mm
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Other Id
F.I. 432.0
Catalogue number
F.I. 432.0
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