Specimen Part for Marine Invertebrate Model

Object Name: 
Specimen Part for Marine Invertebrate Model

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Object Name: 
Specimen Part for Marine Invertebrate Model
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
93.3.273-32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, Diam (max): 7.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1863-1890
Web Description: 
The Blaschkas used preformed parts when they created some of their models. These parts include anemone bodies, sea jelly domes, and the central disks of sea stars. The Blaschkas used many different techniques to achieve great variety in shape, size, color, and ornate detail. This object has striped paper lining the inside of the glass body to show an anemone’s internal organs.
Provenance: 
Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Source
1993
Pones, Gertrude (German), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Part of Glass Model of Marine Animal. Colorless glass, paper, adhesive; flameworked, assembled. Roughly two-tiered colorless glass dome with ~0.8 cm hole in top, which has been sealed with a yellowing adhesive. Conical light-colored paper "wall" fixed inside glass dome and sealed in place with a piece of paper glued to base of glass; paper has small (~1.3 cm) hole punched near its center