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Author Topic: Sea Creatures in Glass - The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard  (Read 77 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Sea Creatures in Glass - The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard
« on: December 25, 2016, 01:15:45 PM »
After a lot of restauration of the items themselfes, photos of the Harvard collection of Blaschka glass animals have been compiled in a new (2016) book:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/sea-creatures-glass
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Sea Creatures in Glass - The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 04:52:33 PM »
Thank-you! :)
I have a lovely old book of 16 colour plates of drawings of the flowers by Fritz Kredel, the copy that used to belong to Helen Munroe-Turner.
It's lovely to sit here with the pictures and compare them to the glass sea creatures...

and to go a little further in the link and find some photographs of them too.
It's been a real treat. 8) :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sea Creatures in Glass - The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 12:26:33 PM »
These have been on the board before so I'll try and do a cross reference to the other thread.
What I find fascinating is the iridescent type perception of the glass they used given they were purchased from the makers in 1870/1880:
http://mcz.harvard.edu/collections/blaschka_coll.html


'The MCZ models were purchased in the 1870s and 1880s from Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, father and son glass workers. From their studio in Dresden, Germany, the Blaschkas supplied museums and universities with life-like and scientifically accurate models, available for direct purchase or through catalogs.
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Some photographs of the pieces are on this blog posted in a previous link on the GMB:
http://www.glassblower.info/CMOG/CMOG.html#Botanical

 

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