107 Glass Eyes with Box

Object Name: 
107 Glass Eyes with Box

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Object Name: 
107 Glass Eyes with Box
Accession Number: 
Not on Display
possibly 1850-1887
Web Description: 
After hearing complaints about the fragility of artificial glass eyes made in Paris, Leopold started making them for people and for taxidermied animals. Though he never anticipated glass eyes becoming a large part of his business, their high quality and realistic appearance brought in many customers, compelling Leopold to continue their production until at least 1887. This box remained in the Blaschkas’ studio until it was acquired by the Museum from their descendants in 1993.
Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Source
Pones, Gertrude (German), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
107 Glass Eyes with Box. 107 hotworked glass eyes with hinged black imitation leather box with key; segmented interior with compartments for various series of eyes.
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 1, p. 217 (fig. 130);
Proceedings of the Dublin Blaschka Congress (2008) illustrated, p. 71, fig. 14; BIB# 105960
Liquid Sea (2003) illustrated, p. 20; BIB# 76301
Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka (2nd edition) (2003) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 145987
Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka (1st edition) (2002) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# 71850