Look what we stumbled on the other day. This Souvenir Doll is SO well made (by hand). But. What a nasty and unfriendly face she has! Or is she just sad? Never mind. It is some fine Folk art! N’est pas?
Maybe more pretty than real flowers, maybe not, either way…Auch Haben!
Four R. Brendel Mixed Media Floral Botanic Models : Lot 1003 liveauctioneers.com
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A Group of Botanical Models
Victorian Botanical model
A Brendel model showing the fruit of a belladonna plant.
A c. 1900 R. Brendel Berlin botanical Model the bean germination, painted papermache, plaster and wood; the leaves probably replaced later out of plastic (?), on turned wood stand with non matching paper description label. Height c. 55 cm. (WU).
from the Brendel catalogue, issued in Berlin in 1913. (property of TU Delft )
Model of a lily flower. The base is made of wood and flower paper mache. Made by Brendel & Company, Germany. ca 1920
Selection of Brendel papier mache teaching models. Photograph from RBGE collection
On a very Misty and Grey day, in typical Dutch weather, Club H.o.p. and Mimi Berlin decided to visit Aalsmeer. Situated in this small town, near Schiphol Amsterdam, is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. The flower auction is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 07.00 to 11.00, and on Thursdays, from 07.00 to 09.00 (Royal Flora Holland). There are many colorful flowers to be seen, in bulk! But outside of the buildings there isn’t so much color to be found.
club H.o.p. in public transport
Nice to know: The Aalsmeer Flower Auction building is the second-largest building by footprint in the world, covering 518,000 square metres.