Monday, June 4, 2012

19th-century Wardian Case


Isn't this the best architectural-form Wardian Case you've ever seen?  It reproduces the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851. via
Terrariums are generally credited with being invented by a gentleman named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. He invented them during the Victorian era and created a style of glass case with a metal frame that was very popular during the era. These terrariums were called "Wardian Cases" after Ward.

4 comments:

Mary Timmers said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

@coolgreenpines said...

*Squeals*

As a child I became obsessed with terrariums. I thought they were so magical looking. Had I seen this one my eyes would have probably popped out. Hah.

Juniper said...

I have never seen anything like this! I love it!!

Margaret said...

I am in love with the Crystal Palace's history. This terrarium is beyond wonderful! Thank you for sharing.