Botanical models made of papier mâché and other materials. Made in Breslau (Wroclaw), Poland and Berlin between 1866 and the late 1930s by R. Brendel & Company.

Three botanical models.
Three botanical models. 19th-20th c. Labeled “R. Brendel, Berlin W.” Papier mâché, gelatin, plaster, and wood. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/collectibles-curiosities/models-miniatures/r-brendel-botanical-models/id-f_2135062/
"Rosa canina," Botanical model. 1875-98.
“Rosa canina,” Botanical model. 1875-98. Manufactured in Berlin. Wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers, gelatin, glass and bone glue beads, cloth, metallic thread, horsehair, hemp, or silk threads, paint, and shellac varnish. Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Image © Smithsonian Institution. Fair use license. via https://www.wagmag.com/art-naturally/
"Theobroma cacao." Botanical model. 1875-98.
“Theobroma cacao.” Botanical model. 1875-98. Manufactured in Berlin by R. Brendel & Company. Wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers, gelatin, glass and bone glue beads, cloth, metallic thread, horsehair, hemp, or silk threads, paint, and shellac varnish. Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Image © Smithsonian Institution. via https://www.wagmag.com/art-naturally/

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