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Carmarina hastata (glass model of a jellyfish). During the late 19th century, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Physalia arethusa (glass model of a Portuguese Man-of-War). There are about two hundred tentacles made of thin coloured glass, supported and attached by fine copper wires. During the late 19th century, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Leopold Blaschka

Nautilus Print

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass squid

Paper Nautilus after repair (glass). During the late 19th century, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.

Nautilus Shell in Orange and Blue

Pelagia cyanella, the Blaschka Glass Models, ca 19th century, National Museum Wales

Antique Nautilus Shell Art Print - 8 x 10 - Nautilus Shells Wall Decor. $15.00, via Etsy.