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Pear Model - Beurre De Piquery, Hawthorn, Victoria, 1875 Object Reg. No: ST 013958

Summary:
Wax model of a Beurre De Piquery pear, also know as Urbaniste, Beurre Drapiez, Louise Dupont, Louis D'Orleans, Virgalieu Musquee, and Coloma D'Automne.

Model based on a specimen grown and presented by Robert Hepburn of Hawthorn in 1875. Model made by museum modeler Thomas McMillan in 1875 for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876.
Acquisition Information:
Donation for Modelling from Mr Robert Hepburn, 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 Robert Hepburn, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1875

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