Set of brendel flowers

Set of anatomical models.
Paper mache and various materials.
Late 19th - early 20th century.

Four models by Brendel (black stand) and two later models (brown stand).

The paper flower models were invented in 1866 by Robert Brendel. They were intended for teaching purposes, often disassembled, they presented an enlargement of the anatomy of various plants, algae and fungi. These models were grouped together and marketed in catalogs that diversified over time.
First acquired by universities and research centers, they were increasingly appreciated for their aesthetic qualities during the 20th century.
Our four Brendel models could be found in the catalogue, which allows us to know the number and the name of the plant reproduced:

Field Mapple Flower, "Acer Campestre" N.48.

Pinecone, "Pinus Sylvestris" N.16.

Vine Flower, "Vitis vinifera" N.11.

"Tulip Generiana" N.200.

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