Glass Model Invertebrate: Velella spirans, Stage One and Two

Leopold Blaschka
Rudolf Blaschka
Production date
Pre 1882
Stage One is a clear glass model of a jellyfish-like animal with painted blue lines. Features a sail and eight tentacles, some of which are retracted as well as a downward pointing siphon. Mounted on a wire rod with a circular wooden base. Stage Two is a clear glass model of a jelly fish with fine blue dots painted on the main body and fine grey lines painted on the sail. Features ten tentacles and a downward pointing siphon. Mounted on a wire rod with a circular wooden base. Made by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka between 1863 and 1882.
See full details

Object Detail

Collecting unit
Production role
Model maker/Maker
Model maker/Maker
Dimensions (LxWxH): 78 x 79 x 185mm (3 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 7 5/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 40 x 35 x 56mm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 80 x 80 x 184mm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 7 1/4")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 54 x 60 x 70mm (2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/4")
Named collection
Current rights code
Other Id
F.I. 3072.1
Catalogue number
F.I. 3072.1
Accession number


Subject Auto Tags



Can you add to our information about this item? Click Add Comment to share your knowledge and help enrich our collection. Have a question about this item? Please email

Be the first to comment.

To order a copy of this image please contact Canterbury Museum

Unless otherwise stated, or an author is acknowledged, Canterbury Museum holds copyright to all information on Collections Online. All efforts have been made to trace copyright holders. Please contact the Museum with any queries on this matter

The information on this page was created from historic documentation and may not reflect the best available knowledge about the item. If you have information or questions about the objects on this website, please contact us. Images may be subject to copyright laws and are therefore not of reproduction quality.