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Victorian glass models: Portuguese man-of-war

An intricate antique glass model of a Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia arethusa)

The 'float' is about 55mm wide by 90mm long. Total height: 240mm. There are about two hundred tentacles made of thin coloured glass, supported and attached by fine copper wires.

 

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Model cywrain o chwysigen fôr (Physalia arethusa)

Mae'r 'arnofyn' yn mesur rhyw 55mm o led a 90mm o hyd. Uchder cyfan: 240mm. Ceir rhyw ddau gant o dentaclau wedi'u gwneud o wydr lliw, main. Cânt eu dal a'u cynnal gan wifrau copr main.

 

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Taken on May 15, 2007