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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895



  • Existence: 1822 (date of birth) - 1895 (date of death) - 1895


Leopold Blaschka was born in Bohemia in 1822 to a family of glassblowers. He began making glass models for museums in the mid-19th century, and, along with his son Rudolf, spent the rest of his career creating beautiful glass flowers, plants, and marine life. The largest collection of Blaschka glass botanicals is owned by Harvard University; however, Cornell University also has a substantial collection (mainly composed of marine invertebrates). Leopold Blaschka died in 1895.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka Collection

Identifier: MS-0013
Scope and Contents The Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka Collection represents the work of father and son glassmakers in Germany who created hundreds of botanical and marine invertebrate study models in the late 1800s and early 1900s, supplying institutions all over the world. Materials in the collection date from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. The collection is arranged in three series: Series I. Drawings, Series II. Business and Series III. Personal.This collection includes over 900 working drawings and...
Dates: Circa 1850-1940