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Blown Glass Koala on Branch

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  • Model: 17GA01C
  • Shipping Weight: 0.402kgs
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This sweet little glass koala figurine sculpture was hand blown for us back in the late 1990's by a local glass blowing artisan. It is new vintage, as it is a part of our old stock, it was never used.
The koala is glued onto a ghost gum branch and base which was cut, de-barked, sanded then hand brushed with a polyurethane coating to accentuate the grains and natural colour of the timber, giving it a nice shiny finish. 
Each base and branches are characterised by their unique texture, shape and colour. Each one is individual - yours is unique!

* Koala: 60mm high
* Ghost gum base: 87mm long x 69mm wide x 10mm thick
* Approximate total height: 23cm
(Conversion: 2.5cm = 25mm = approx 1" inch) 

The koala is the only mammal, other than the Greater Glider and Ringtail Possum, which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves. They are found in a range of habitats (bushland), from coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to low woodlands inland.
Habitat loss is the greatest threat to Koalas. The reasons being land clearing, bushfires and diseases of the eucalypts.
Koalas have special physical characteristics that complement their tree-dwelling lifestyle. 
With two opposable digits, their forepaws are well-adapted to gripping branches and picking eucalyptus leaves, their main form of nourishment. Koalas also have special adaptations that enable them to feast on eucalyptus leaves. koalas do not switch trees and places often.

The common name ghost gum refers to several similar tree species, all of them native to Australia. The various ghost gum species are all large trees with light-coloured bark and evergreen foliage.
Ghost gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) has other common names in Australia, including cabbage gum and weeping gum, but it's one of several species called ghost gum.







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