A Brendel botanical model; Secale No 12. The model gives an enlarge view on the secale. Is complete and good condition except the label. 75 cm high and dated 1890. The retailer was Merkelbach & Co in Amsterdam
Robert Brendel (1821-1898) started in the middle of the 19th century a factory for botanical flower shaped in Breslau, now Wroclaw in Poland.
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