Message from discussion The Bla(t)schkas (was: [TSOU] "The Horror in the Museum")
From: "Donovan K. Loucks" <webmas...@hplovecraft.com>
Subject: Re: The Bla(t)schkas (was: [TSOU] "The Horror in the Museum")
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I, Donovan K. Loucks <webmas...@hplovecraft.com>, wrote,
Also, I've yet to find any information definitively stating that they
were German, despite the fact that their studio was in Dresden.
_Perhaps_ they were Austrian.
Once again, it's a good thing I said "perhaps". I looked further into the
page that Daniel pointed to, and I found the following quote:
The Blaschka family history as jewelers and glassmakers can be traced
as far back as the 15th century. By the 19th century, Bohemia was
known as a world center for glasswork, specializing in glass gemstones
and beads for jewelry. These traditions provided the backdrop from
which Leopold and Rudolph then incorporated the passion for collecting
and fascination with natural history characteristic of their era
culminating in this unique and astonishing garden in glass.
Bohemia is now part of Czechoslovakia, so it _appears_ that the Blaschkas
were neither Germans nor Austrians, but Czechs.
Donovan K. Loucks <webmas...@hplovecraft.com>
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