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: 
93.3.273-36
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, Diam (max): 8.7 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.
Provenance: 
Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Source
1993
Pones, Gertrude (German), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Part of Glass Model of Marine Animal. Colorless glass, purple white, and yellow paints; flameworked, painted. Double-walled colorless glass dome. Short cylindrical tube with cracked-off end pulled from center of inner wall. Interior wall painted with sixteen panels of white decoration culminating with quatrefoil yellow form at top. Bottom rim scalloped and painted purple.