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Pear Model - Nouvelle Fulvie, Richmond, Victoria, 1875 Object Reg. No: ST 013938

Wax model of Nouvelle Fulvie pear, also known as Fulvie Gregoire, and Belle de Jarnac. The Nouvelle Fulvie is a dessert variety, harvested in winter. This variety is not in the 1974 edition of Ikin's listing of fruits.

Model based on specimen grown and presented by John C. Cole of Richmond Nurseries in 1875. The model was made in the museum by Thomas McMillan for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.
Acquisition Information:
Donation for Modelling from Mr John Cole, 1875
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: exhibitions philadelphia centennial international 1876, museum history, wax fruit models
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Wax Models
Tertiary Classification: fruits
Modelmaker: Mr Thomas McMillan - Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Grower of Item Modelled: Mr John Cole, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1875
References: Pears of New York (1921) p.483.
Bunyard - A Handbook of Hardy Fruits (1920) p.190.


Colin Mills Posted on 14 May 2010 3:27 PM
The correct spelling of Vouvelle Fulvie is Nouvelle Fulvie. [Pears of New York p.483/1921. Bunyard - A Handbook of Hardy Fruits p.190/1920]. Earlier publications generally refer to this pear as Belle de Jarnac.
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 May 2010 3:10 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Colin, thank you for the feedback, I have passed it on to the History and Technology curatorial staff.

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