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Intricate Sea Creatures Crafted From Glass Over 100 Years Ago

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According to AtlasObscura –

In the late 1800s a mysterious menagerie of sea creatures was let loose on the world. They came in a remarkable variety of forms: covered in spikes, writhing masses of legs, purple gelatinous lumps, transparent bubbling orbs. They swam through boarding schools in Minnesota, floating through the Vienna Natural History Museum, and squirming through a hundred high schools across Japan. At the height of their expansion, there were over 10,000, found everywhere from New Zealand to Calcutta. Astonishing in form and beauty, these creatures comprised 700 varieties of invertebrate marine models sculpted in glass by Bohemian father-and-son team Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.

Continue reading and see the glass work HERE.

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