A Brendel botanical model of the “Phytophtora infestans de Bary No 10 K – Kartoffelkrankheit Blattdurchschnitt”. Brendel model of a cross-section through a potato leaf with phytophthora infestans (potato mushroom) model is manufactured by robert brendel (1821-1898), breslau tegenwoorrdig wroclaw poland. De retailer was Merkelbach & Co, Amsterdan and 43 cm high.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.