Tsjecho slowakian, botanical model of a cymose inflorencense (dychasium). Produced by a Tsjecho-slowakian factory called Logia in the beginning of the last century. The material of which it is made is painted wood. The label on the wooden pedestal is printed canvas. The model is no: 6224 kventenstvi (inflorescence), vrcholikovite cymosni, model ‘vidlan vrcholiku’ (two-pronged fork), the two side-branches are the continuation of the mother-branch. 57cm height.
An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.
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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.