Glass Model Invertebrate: Vellela spirans

Leopold Blaschka
Rudolf Blaschka
One glass model of a colonial hydrozoan made by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka between 1863 and 1882. Features a rectangular body with an erect clear semi-circular sail. Brown line running along centre of body. Blue-grey tentacles and a clear tube extending from the bottom of the body. Metal supporting rod attached in centre. Circular wooden base. No label.
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Model maker/Maker
Model maker/Maker
Dimensions (LxWxH): 78 x 82 x 60mm (3 1/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/8")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 80 x 80 x 186mm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 7 5/16")
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Other Id
F.I. 3072.0
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F.I. 3072.0
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