This impressive and decorative vintage model of a Pea was made in east Germany sometime in the 1960s. 49cm tall x 20cm across. It is larger than life model which is great because it means you can see everything in fantastic detail, these models were used in schools and colleges as educational aids to teach about seed distribution and the structure of flowers and all their parts. Still very interesting to botanical students but.
Also very decorative in a home setting and very popular in the interiors business at the moment. It is made of a mixture of materials, plastic and papier maché and displayed on a turn wooden base. The petals Some and internal pieces would have been removable to get a clearer look parts and interior of the plant but they have now been glued into place probably by the school, the small petal that covers the stamen is still removable.I have been lucky recently to make a new contact in the Czech Republic. Who clears schools and colleges both in Czechoslovakia and east Germany and he has found me some fantastic things recently this wonderful example was among them. It is in good condition it is 50+ years old so obviously there is some sign of age but on the whole it is okay. The item "A VINTAGE BOTANICAL MODEL OF A PEA PLANT SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL TEACHING AID" is in sale since Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "barrie5757" and is located in cambridge. This item can be shipped worldwide.