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- A Grower of Item Modelled Essendon, Australia
Pear Model - Passans Du Portugal, Essendon, Victoria, 1875 Reg. No: ST 013939
- Wax model of Passans Du Portugal pear, also known as Poire du Portugal, Poire Passan Chenille, and Poire Chenille Summer Portugal. The Passans Du Portugal is a dessert variety, harvested in winter.
Model based on specimen from John Harbison of Essendon 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 Harbison, 1875
|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|
|Modelmaker:||Mr Thomas McMillan - Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria, Australia, 1875|
|Grower of Item Modelled:||Mr John Harbison, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1875