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Model, Juglans Regia, 1875–1898

This is a Model. It is dated 1875–1898. Its medium is wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers, gelatin, glass and bone glue beads, cloth, metallic thread, horsehair, hemp, silk threads, paint, and shellac varnish.

The Juglans regia is native to the Balkans, but the tree is known as Persian or English walnut. The seeds have been used for cooking since antiquity and are appreciated for their taste and nutritional values. Designers have coveted the wood for furniture and architectural elements for centuries.

It is credited Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

  • Leaf Pitcher, ca. 1901
  • earthenware, eosin glaze.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 2007-3-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 38.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm (15 × 8 × 8 in.)

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