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Economic Botany Amber and Amerberoid Collection

Drawer

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

2

2465

Pinites

succinifer

12 amber pebbles ranging in color from golden to dark brown, from ca. 4 x 2.5 x 1 cm to 1 x .5 x .5 cm

00201350

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

2470

Pinites

succinifer

One raw piece of white amber, ca. 10 x 7 x 3 cm

00201364

white amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3606

 

 

Polished piece of amber, ca. 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm

00201516

amber

 

2

3660

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of broken Turkish pipe, made of Baltic amber of exceptional color

00201358

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3662

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces of Baltic amber: one piece with imbedded spider, polished on one side, ca. 3 x 2 x 1 cm, the other piece cut from other (?) ca. 3 x 1.25 x .5 cm

00201479

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3663

Pinites

succinifer

Ten pieces: Seven amber buttons ranging from ca. 1.75 x .5 cm to 1.5 x .5 cm, three round dyed pieces ca. 1.25 x .75 cm

00201480

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3664

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces of pressed amber, 2 cylindrical sticks ca. 1.25 cm in diameter by 7.5 cm long and 10.75 cm long, one flattened piece ca. 6 x 1.75 x 1 cm

00201475

pressed amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3665

Pinites

succinifer

Four cylindrical sticks of amberoid, ca. 1 cm in diameter by 13 cm long

00201478

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3666

Pinites

succinifer

Two unfinished strings ca. 21 cm and 24 cm. long of small Baltic amber beads, ca. .5 x .5 cm and .75 x .5 cm

00201519

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3667

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces worked from amberoid: one pencil ca. 12 x .5 cm; one bar pin with one end broken off but retained, ca. 6.5 x 1.25 x .75 cm; one stick broken in two places, ca. 11.5 x .5 cm

00201477

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3670?

Pinites

succinifer

Single unworked piece of translucent medium colored amber with golden sheen on surface, ca. 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

00201191

Baltic amber

Specimen found without number, may represent the missing specimen of 3670 described in inventory.

2

3672

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic (?) amber, broken polished piece, semicircle ca. 5 x 2 x 5 cm.

00201359

Baltic amber (?)

Oakes Ames Collection, Mr. Pickman brought piece to Yamanaka Co.

2

3673

Pinites

succinifer

Sphere of very clear medium colored amberoid, ca. 3 cm in diameter.

00201202

amberoid

Specimen not numbered, but matches description of 3673 in inventory.

2

3703

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces of polished Baltic amber, one ca. 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm with one side unpolished, one ca. 7 x 3.5 cm oval, and one 4.5 x 2.75 x 2 cm with hole for hanging.

00201346

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3704

 

 

Nine pieces of Baltic amber, partially polished, ranging from ca. 5.25 x 2 x 1.5 cm to ca. 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm.

00201355

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3705

Pinites

succinifer

One necklace of beveled amber beads of varying color from medium to dark translucent, ca. 92 cm long with beads ranging from 3 x 2 cm to 1 x .5 cm.

00201043

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, Purchased by Pauline Ames Plimpton

2

3706

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces: one piece of exceptionally dark color, carved into organix shape and polished, ca. 6 x 5 x 2 cm; One piece of light colored Baltic amber, ca. 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm.

00201467

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3707

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces: one elliptical piece of deeply colored Baltic amber, polished and beveled, ca. 4.5 x 2.5 cm; one piece of carved and polished light colored amber with opaque swirl through center, ca. 5 x 3 x .5 cm.

00201038

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, Index states that there are 3 pieces, not 1, in addition the pieces are described as being exceptionally light in color which one of these pieces is not.

2

3708

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces: one necklace of beveled amber beads of varying color from medium to dark translucent, ca. 78 cm long with beads ranging from 2 x 1.5 cm to 1 x .75 cm; two pieces of raw Sicilian amber, ca. 7 x 2.5 x 2 cm and 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm

00201044

Sicilian amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3709

Pinites

succinifer

Worked oval piece of Baltic amber, clouded bone variety of golden color, ca. 5.5 x 2.5 cm.

00201030

bone amber or Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3714

Pinites

succinifer

Partially polished piece of Baltic amber, ca. 8 x 5 x 3 cm.

00201514

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3715

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces: one necklace of amber beads from clear dark to opaque ivory color, ca. 49 cm long, beads from 3 x 2.5 cm to 1.5 x 1 cm; one amber bead necklace spaced with small gray beads, ca. 74 cm long with beads from 2.5 x 1.5 cm to 1 x .5 cm.

00201042

amber

Oakes Ames Collection; one necklace partially unstrung

2

3718

 

 

Three pieces worked of amber, 2 earrings ca. 5 x .5 cm and 1 pin ca. 4 x 1.5 cm.

00201048

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3720

 

 

Amber egg, half light golden opaque and half medium translucent, ca. 7 x 4.5 cm.

00201197

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

 

Drawer

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

3

3721

Pinites

succinifer

Piece of Baltic amber worked into an ornament with attached stand, ca. 7.5 x 8.5 cm

00201027

plum amber or Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3722

Pinites

succinifer

Piece of Baltic amber worked into figurine of God with separate ivory display base, Chinese workmanship, ca. 5 x 3 cm

00201032

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

Safe

3723

Pinites

succinifer

One "extremely old and clear" piece of Baltic amber, carved into ornament, ca. 5 x 5 x 3 cm, packaged in fitted gold silk bag and wooden box

00201140

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3724

Pinites

succinifer

One large ornament, peach with leaves, carved of translucent medium colored amber, ca. 10 x 6 x 3 cm

00201143

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3726

Pinites

succinifer

Polished piece of Burmese amber, ca. 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm

00201515

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

Safe

3727

Pinites

succinifer

Intricately carved snuff bottle of Burmese amber with amber stopper and carved wooden base, ca. 7 x 4.5 cm

00201035

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3728

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of polished Burmese amber, warm dark color, ca. 7 x 3.5 x 1 cm

00201481

Bumese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3729

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces: one small whistle carved of opaque Baltic amber with light lemon streaks through it, ca. 4 x 1.25 x 1.25 cm; one cigar (?) holder or mouthpiece, ca. 5.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm; one piece tooth shaped medium colored amber, ca. 6 x 1.5 x .5 cm

00201466

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3729

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces: one small whistle carved of opaque Baltic amber with light lemon streaks through it, ca. 4 x 1.25 x 1.25 cm; one cigar (?) holder or mouthpiece, ca. 5.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm; one piece tooth shaped medium colored amber, ca. 6 x 1.5 x .5 cm

00201466

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3733

Pinites

succinifer

Four pieces, two bottles with stoppers carved of Baltic amber, ca. 7.5 x 3 cm each

00201033

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3735

Pinites

succinifer

Bone or white Baltic amber with clear amber veins, 2 pieces ca. 7 x 4 cm. and 2.5 x 2 cm

00201025

white Baltic amber or bone Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3739

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of raw Baltic shell amber, 7.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

00201349

amber or shell amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3740

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic amber showing wood, ca. 10.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm

00201471

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3741

Pinites

succinifer

Polished piece of Baltic amber with insect inclusion, ca. 11 x 6.5 cm

00201026

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3742

Pinites

succinifer

Six amber drops, ranging from ca. 5 x 5 x 5 cm to 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm, one partially cut and polished

00201351

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

Safe

3743

Pinites

succinifer

Goddess with child carved of deep colored amber, Chinese workmanship, ca. 13 x 8 cm, separate wooden display stand

00201050

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

Safe

3744

Pinites

succinifer

Chinese God carved of golden colored Baltic amber attached to dark amber base, ca. 18.5 x 7 cm, separate wooden carved display stand

00201049

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3745

Pinites

succinifer

Piece of Baltic amber carved into Chinese god, with carved wooden base, ca. 7 x 5.5 cm

00201034

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3746

Pinites

succinifer

Small figurine of Chinese God carved of deeply colored amber, ca. 5 x 3 cm, separate wooden display base

00201041

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3747?

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of amber carved into upright incense holder (snuff bottle ? see General Comments) with butterfly and floral design, ca. 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm

00201151

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, specimen found without number, probably # 3747

 

Drawer

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

4

3749

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of raw Baltic amber, one side polished, ca 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm

00201360

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3751

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic amber, one side partly polished, ca. 10 x 5 x 1 cm

00201472

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3752

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of stellatite amber, ca. 11 x 2 x 1 cm

00201365

stellatite amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3753

Pinites

succinifer

One worked piece of Baltic amber with attached display base of gold (?) plate, ca. 6.5 x 2.5 cm

00201047

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

Safe

3754

Pinites

succinifer

Pill box with Baltic amber top, darker circular piece with insect inclusion inlayed in the center, total amber piece ca. 4.5 x 3 cm

00201031

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3755

Pinites

succinifer

Small carved rabbit of Baltic amber, Japanese workmanship, ca. 6 x 3 x 1.5 cm

00201461

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3760

Pinites

succinifer

Six pipe stems carved of amber, one broken in half, sizes ranging from ca. 7 x 1 cm to 6 x .75 cm

00201037

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection, Index states that there are 10 pieces not 1

4

3761

Pinites

succinifer

One flat rectangle of Baltic amberoid ca. 5.25 x 3 cm

00201523

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3766

Pinites

succinifer

Four pieces of raw amber, likely Mexican amber, ranging from ca. 3.5 x 1.75 x 1.25 cm to 2 x 1 x 1 cm

00201357

Mexican amber ?

Oakes Ames Collection, A. M. Sussman obtained this in New York from a man when one had a consignment of Mexican amber, this material is supposed to be some of it.

Safe

3767

Pinites

succinifer

One carved piece of opaque light colored amber in likeness of President Eliot, ca. 3.5 x 2 x .75 cm

00201465

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4

3768

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces of amberoid, partly worked for use as pipe mouthpieces (?), both tapered at one end ca. 7 x 1.25 x 1.25 cm

00201476

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

4

4487

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic amber carved into oval with branch and bird motif, Chinese workmanship, ca. 6 x 4.5 cm

00201150

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

4

4488

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic amber, flat oval piece carved with bird and flower images, Chinese workmanship, 10 small holes through the piece, ca. 6 x 4 cm

00201146

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

4

4489

Pinites

succinifer

One napkin ring carved from Baltic amber, Chinese workmanship, ca. 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm

00201473

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

4

4490

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of amber worked into pendant with grape and bird design, ca. 6.5 x 4 x 1 cm, Chinese workmanship

00201148

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

Drawer

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

5

4491

Pinites

succinifer

One oval carved piece of Baltic amber with image of bird, Chinese workmanship, ca. 7 x 4 x 1.25 cm

00201474

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

5

4492 (?)

Pinites

succinifer

Small carved ornament of medium colored amber in the shape of branch with two Buddha's hands and two flowers, ca. 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm

00201462

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

5

4549

Pinites

succinifer

Four pieces of oxidized Baltic amber, ranging from 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm to 3 x 2 x 1 cm

00201553

Oakes Ames Collection, from O. Ames World Cruise in 1930

5

4556

Pinites

succinifer

Six pieces of rough Baltic amber, 1 large ca. 8 x 7 x 2 cm, 5 smaller broken pieces from ca. 2.5 x 1.5 cm to 5 x 2 cm

00201138

Baltic amber

5

4558

Pinites

succinifer

Five pieces: four pieces of Baltic amber, one rough 11 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm, three slightly worked from 6 x 2.5 cm to 3.5 x .5 cm, all medium dark color; one piece of Baltic amber, ca. 15 x 5.5 x 3 cm

00201137

Baltic amber

 

5

4566

Pinites

succinifer

1 piece of raw amber

00201353

amber

Looks somewhat different from Prussian amber, nevertheless it may be from Prussia" - from card index

5

4581

Pinites

succinifer

3 pieces of raw amber and many small fragments, 3 pieces measuring 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm, 6.5 x 3 x 1 cm and 4.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm

0201557

amber

5

4582

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of raw amber with two small pieces broken off and retained, 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm

00201558

amber

"Amber with a sertularia" - from card index

5

4588

Pinites

succinifer

Five pieces: 4 flattened beads carved from amber, ranging from 4.5 x 1.5 cm to 1 x .75 cm; and one piece of unworked amber

00201559

amber

5

7426

Pinites

succinifer

Very small carved figure of amber, ca. 2.5 x 1 x .5 cm

00201469

amber ?

Fossilized resin of Leguminosae ? Obtained from Heinz E. Lehmann, Douglas Hospital, Montreal 204, Canada

5

5017

Part of Persian water pipe handle, probably made of amber?, ca. 13.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm

00201470

amber ?

Oversize Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

1

1135

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1560

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3668

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of raw pudding-stone amber, ca. 11 x 6 x 4.5 cm.

00201352

pudding-amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3710

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Romanian amber with a rocky formation, 10.5 x 6.5 cm.

00201362

Romanian amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3725

Pinites

succinifer

Polished piece of Burmese amber, deep color, ca. 13.5 x 10.5 cm

00201028

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3738

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Baltic amber with a skin of oxidized amber, ca. 12 x 7.5 x 3 cm

00201363

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3737

Pinites

succinifer

An exceptionally large specimen of rough Baltic amber, ca. 12.5 x 11 x 10 cm

00201134

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3748

Pinites

succinifer

One dish carved of Baltic amber, opaque light lemon color, ca. 15.5 x 11.5 x 3 cm

00201483

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3750

Pinites

succinifer

Polished piece of bone amber with skin of transparent amber, ca. 11.5 x 7.5 cm

00201029

bone amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

4556

Pinites

succinifer

Six pieces of rough Baltic amber, 1 large ca. 8 x 7 x 2 cm, 5 smaller broken pieces from ca. 2.5 x 1.5 cm to 5 x 2 cm

00201138

Baltic amber

 

1

4557

Pinites

succinifer

One unworked piece of Baltic (?) amber, ca. 9 x 6 x 5.5 cm

00201039

Baltic amber

 

1

4562

Pinites

succinifer

11 pieces of Baltic amber, 9 rough pieces ranging from ca. 9.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm to 3.5 x .5 cm, 1 spherical bead ca. 2 cm, 1 partially polished piece ca. 5.5 x 2 x 2 cm

00201139

Baltic amber

 

2

3748

Pinites

succinifer

One dish carved of Baltic amber, opaque light lemon color, ca. 15.5 x 11.5 x 3 cm

00201483

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

4555

Pinites

succinifer

17 pieces of Baltic amber of various colors and sizes, ranging from 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm to 8 x 3.6 x 4.5 cm

00201356

Baltic amber

 

2

4554

Pinites

succinifer

13 pieces: 2 cut and partially polished Baltic amber, 11 pieces of raw amber, ranging from 10 x 8 x 4 cm to 2 x 1 x .5 cm

00201556

Baltic amber

 

2

4558

Pinites

succinifer

Five pieces: four pieces of Baltic amber, one rough 11 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm, three slightly worked from 6 x 2.5 cm to 3.5 x .5 cm, all medium dark color; one piece of Baltic amber, ca. 15 x 5.5 x 3 cm

00201137

Baltic amber

 

2

4551

Pinites

succinifer

Many pieces of raw Baltic amber in fossilized wood, ranging from 4 x 2 x 1 to small fragments

00201554

Baltic amber

 

2

4547

Pinites

succinifer

Many pieces of amber and wood ranging from 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm to small fragments

00201521

Baltic amber

 

2

4552

Pinites

succinifer

8 pieces: 7 pieces of raw Baltic amber, some with fossilized wood, ranging from 9.5 x 3.5 x 1 cm to 2 x 1 x .25 cm, one piece of polished amber

00201555

Baltic amber

 

2

4546

Pinites

succinifer

35 amber drops from 1 x 1 x 1 cm to 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm

00201348

Baltic amber

 

2

4550

Pinites

succinifer

6 partially polished flat pieces of amber, ranging in size from 6.5 x 4 x .5 cm to 4 x 2.5 x 1 cm

00201347

Baltic amber

 

2

4548

Pinites

succinifer

Many pieces of polished and semi-polished amber, ranging from 6.5 x 3 x 1 cm to 1 x .5 x .5 cm

00201190

amber

 

2

4553

Pinites

succinifer

Eleven pieces of Baltic amber of varying color from deep red to golden yellow, some partially polished, chunks ranging from 4 x 3 cm to 8.5 x 5 cm

00201133

Baltic amber

 

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