Glass Model Invertebrate: Obelia dichotoma male polyps and medusa

Leopold Blaschka
Rudolf Blaschka
One clear glass model of a hydroid in three parts. Parts One and Two occur together. Part One is a clear glass circle. Part Two features seven branches, four of which have bulbs and three of which have cups. Two of the cups have polyps with multiple tentacles. Part Three is a clear glass model of a jellyfish-like animal, with four yellow spots. Mounted on white glass with the original Canterbury Museum label. Made by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka between 1863 and 1882.
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Model maker/Maker
Dimensions (LxWxH): 12 x 12 x 5mm (1/2 x 1/2 x 3/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 178 x 130 x 80mm (7 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/8")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 157 x 205 x 86mm (6 3/16 x 8 1/16 x 3 3/8")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 80 x 80 x 158mm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 6 1/4")
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F.I. 3066.0
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F.I. 3066.0
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