This glass model was made by Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895), a highly skilled glass artist based in Dresden, Germany. Leopold Blaschka and his son, Rudolf (1857-1939) are best known for their glass models of plants and marine invertebrates. They were passionate naturalists and based their models on observations and drawings made in the field and in their own purpose-built seawater aquariums. Their painstaking work produced incredibly detailed and scientifically accurate models that still astonish scientists and artists today.

This Blashcka glass model of the Stalked Jellyfish Lucernaria quadricornis is an example of a very unusual group of Jellyfish. The Stalked Jellyfish (Class Staurozoa) are unique among Jellyfish as they do not have a free floating medusa stage, but typically attach to rock or algae. They are usually found in cold waters and also occur on hydrothermal vents. This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean.

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