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Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of an anemone, late 19th century (source).

artwork: Glass model by Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka created near Dresden, Germany in the late century Photo: Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology

The Delicate Glass Sea Creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka | Atlas Obscura

The Delicate Glass Sea Creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka - Atlas Obscura

Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka, Aurelia aurita

During the late century, the Dresden studio of LEOPOLD BLASCHKA and his son RUDOLF produced beautifully detailed glass models of exotic plants and bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Blaschka: Glass creatures of the Ocean – An Illustrated History of The Natural History Museum (NHM), London Collection

Although more famously know for the making the glass flowers exhibited at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the father and son partnership of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka also made numerous marine invertebrate glass models

Guido Mocafico Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka Ophiocoma Picta 2013

Guido Mocafico Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka Ophiocoma Picta 2013

An intricate antique glass model of a Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia arethusa) The 'float' is about 55mm wide by 90mm long. Total height: 240mm. There are about two hundred tentacles made of thin coloured glass, supported and attached by fine copper wires.  See a  magnified version of this image, or discover more about this remarkable collection  Model cywrain o chwysigen fôr (Physalia arethusa) Mae'r 'arnofyn' yn mesur rhyw 55mm o led a 90mm o hyd. Uchder cyfan: 240mm. C...

Sea creatures of the deep - the Blaschka Glass models During the late century, Leopola Blaschka and his son Rudolf produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Model of ‘Cladonema radiatum’ (a sea jelly) by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka - Glass Models that Reflect Our Changing Ocean

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka glass specimens at the Corning Museum of Glass

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka glass specimens at the Corning Museum of Glass - Glassblowing tools & pigments - Hyperallergic

Glass model of an Iris (1887-1936) - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

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Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of an Iris, late century - Harvard Museum

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Carmarina hastata (glass model of a jellyfish). During the late century, Leopola Blaschka and his son Rudolf produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of a jellyfish, late 19th century

The Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Mass., displays hand-crafted glass models of flowering plants created between 1886 and 1936 by German glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.

Blaschka Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Vimeo

Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals.

Fragile Legacy | Corning Museum of Glass

This May, The Corning Museum of Glass will present Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka,

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