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Terracotta Models



Romé de L’Isle, Paris, 1785
collection of 395 small (ca 3 cm) terra cotta models. The models were bought in Paris in 1785 by Martinus van Marum, the first director of the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The complete collection still resides in the museum.
The models were made by Romé de L’Isle’s coworkers Arnould Carangeot, Lhermina and Swebach-Desfontaines in order to stimulate the sales of the expensive 4 volume set of his book "Cristallographie" (1783).

Collection: Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands







model of a gypsum crystal



model of a realgar crystal



model of a staurolite twin crystal



model of a staurolite twin crystal



model of twinned harmotome crystal