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Thread: Harvard University Glass Plant Collection

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    holy **** is that utricularia also completely glass??!

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    Every part of every plant is made entirely of glass. They're completely amazing.

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    Those are really amazing! They look so realistic and intricate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Well, since they were made in 1887.....I would have to say no.
    Lol, I meant something along the line of a glass sculpting tutorial that reveals what methods were used to craft the structures.
    Last edited by fdfederation; 10-07-2014 at 03:36 PM.

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    Those sculptures are the best thing I will see for a long time. The artisans were truly talented, observant people. Imagine meeting them! That's quite a legacy they have provided.

    Extremely happy to see that kind of material being preserved and displayed in a public collection. Kudos to Harvard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdfederation View Post
    Is there a video showing the crafting process?
    These were people at the very top of their profession. This degree of glasscrafting expertise is probably lost to history. I doubt there's anyone alive today who could reproduce these using Victorian tools (or even modern tools, perhaps).
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    WOW!

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