Economic Botany Artifacts, Prints and Posters
Amber and Amberoid Collection

Container List:

Series I: Amber and Amberoid
Series II: Ivory & Silver
Series III: Potato Prints
Series IV: German Botany Teaching Posters
Series V: Maps, Posters, Prints, and Photographs
Series VI: Lacquer

Series I : Amber & Amberoid
Part I

Amber, part II
Amber, part III
Amber, part IIII

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

1

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

1

2470

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201364

white amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3606

 

 

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

00201516

amber

 

1

3660

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201358

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

3665

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201478

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

1

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

1

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

1

3668

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201352

pudding-stone amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3669

Pinites

succinifer

Two dishes carved from lemon Baltic amber, ca. 4 x 3.5 x 1 cm and 6 x 5 x 3 cm

00201464

lemon Baltic amber or lemon amber

Oakes Ames Collection

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

1

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

1

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.

1

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

1

3674 ?

Pinites

succinifer

Three spheres of opaque light golden amber, one is ca. 3 cm in diameter, two are ca. 2.75 cm in diameter

00201189

Baltic amber

Specimen not numbered, but matches description of 3674 in inventory

1

3675

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of raw Baltic amber, ca. 6 x 4 x 1.5 cm

00201361

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, Notes on Uses & Processing paraphrased from A. M. Sussmann, 14 May 1926

1

3701

Pinites

succinifer

Four pieces: One necklace ca. 57.5 cm long of cut Baltic amber beads ranging from 2.5 x 2 cm to 1 x .75 cm; 3 pieces of Baltic amber: two partially polished, one ca. 4.25 x 2.5 x 1 cm. the other light colored 4 x 2 x 1 cm, the third ca. 4 x 2.5 x .75 cm

00201354

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3702

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces of partially worked Baltic amber ca. 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm and 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm

00201522

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

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

1

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

1

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

1

3706

Pinites

succinifer

Two pieces: one piece of exceptionally dark color, carved into organic 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

1

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

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

1

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

1

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

1

3710

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of Romanian amber with a rocky formation, 10.5 x 6 x 5 cm

00201362

Romanian amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3712?

Pinites

succinifer

Single piece of translucent golden amber with insect inclusion, ca. 5.5 x 4 x 1 cm

00201205

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, Specimen found without number but matches description for 3712

1

3713

Pinites

succinifer

Three pieces of polished Baltic amber, ranging from ca. 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm to 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm

00201468

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

3714

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201514

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

1

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

1

3716

Pinites

succinifer

Necklace of "very old Chinese beads", made of Baltic amber varying from light to dark opaque, ca. 65.5 cm long with beads from 3 x 3 cm to 1 x 1 cm

00201046

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3717

Pinites

succinifer

Short string of 6 large amber beads, varying from translucent to opaque, Chinese, each bead ca. 2.75 cm in diameter

00201144

Roumanian amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3718

Pinites

succinifer

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

3719 ?

Pinites

succinifer

Single piece of translucent golden amber with layers of darker amber flecks within, ca. 11.5 x 4 x 1 cm

00201206

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection, Specimen found without number but matches description for 3719 in inventory describing amber as having "fish scale" inclusions

2

3720

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201197

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

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