Nr. 108 CUSCUTA, a rare botanical Model by Reinhold Brendel (c. 1861–1927)
Berlin circa 1900, this 200X enlarged Cuscuta Model was made of gelatine, which was only used by Brendel to imitate semi-transparent botanical objects. Another similar technique was used by the Blaschka family by using glass. The model comes on its original Brendel turned wood base and description lable.
Height c. 53 cm.
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