SOLD A rare collection of various German Brendel flower models

A German collection botanical models, polychrome papier-mâché mounted on turned boxwood ebonised stand with paper maker’s label.
In the late 19th century Robert Brendel and his son Reinhold produced beautiful and accurate models of enlarged flowers at Breslau and Berlin. Usually, the models were made of papier mâché, but with other materials added to give detail and texture: wood, cotton, rattan, pulp cane, glass beads, feathers and gelatine.