Vintage School Educational Model Of A Potato Flower 1960s Botanical Teaching Aid

Vintage School Educational Model Of A Potato Flower 1960s Botanical Teaching Aid


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For sale here is a vintage school teaching model of a
Made in East Germany in the 1960's

We have been lucky enough recently to meet a dealer in Prague who clears schools and colleges for a living, so we have been fortunate enough to buy several sets of these fantastic flowers from him we have multiples of some models but we want to clarify that these are genuine vintage 1960's teaching aids and not reproductions.

This impressive and decorative vintage model of a potato flower is a larger than life model which is great because it means you can see everything in fantastic detail, these models were used in schools and colleges as educational aids to teach about seed distribution, the structure of flowers and how flowers grow.
Still very interesting to botanical students but also very decorative in a home setting and very popular in the interiors business at the moment.

The petals stem and internal pieces would have been removable to get a clearer look at the developing stamen and interior of the plant but they have now been glued into place probably by the school.

It is made from a mixture of materials, plastic and papier maché and displayed on a turned wooden base.
No longer used in schools, they now make wonderful decorative items.
Obviously this item is not new, it has been used in classrooms so there may be some light cosmetic wear, I have tried to photograph any wear I could see such a flaking paint, cracks or chips so please do check all photos carefully.


W20.0 x H40.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Mid 20th Century


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