Unsigned model of Black truffle (Tuberacibarium or Tuber aestivum). This lifelike mushroom model is made of Painted plaster on a black wooden stand. Probably manufactured by Somso around 1900. On the bottom of the botanical mushroom a description in German with characteristics of the cap, the stem, slats, spurs, odor, taste and common living and growing conditions. A comparable model is still made by Somso.
Tuber melanosporum, commonly known as the black truffle, Périgord truffle, or French black truffle, is a type of truffle that originates from Southern Europe. The label on the bottom also stated that the Deutsche gute Trüffel grows in German forests. Renowned as one of the priciest edible fungi globally, the cost of this truffle ranged between 1,000 and 2,000 euros per kilogram in 2013.
Dimensions: 12 x 12,5 x 6 cm.