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 II

Amber, part I
Amber, part III
Amber, part IIII

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

2

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

2

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

2

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

2

3725

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201028

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

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

2

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

2

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

2

3730

Pinites

succinifer

Letter opener with handle of carved Baltic amber, total size is 21 x 2 x 1.5 cm

00201517

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

3731

Pinites

succinifer

One small stout dish (inkwell?) carved of amber, ca. 4.5 x 4 cm

00201149

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

2

3732

Pinites

succinifer

Two necklaces of opaque Baltic amber beads ranging from .75 x 1.25 cm to 2.5 x 1.5 cm, one ca. 86.5 cm long, the other 68 cm long

00201518

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

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

2

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

2

3736

Pinites

succinifer

One piece of partially polished Baltic amber, dug from the earth, ca. 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm

00201482

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

2

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

2

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

2

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

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

3

3752

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201365

stellatite amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3

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

3

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

3

3758

Pinites

succinifer

One necklace of smooth amberoid beads of medium opaque color, ca. 57 cm long with beads ranging from 2 x 1.5 cm to 1 x .5 cm

00201045

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection, 30 grams about 7cents per gram

3

3759

Pinites

succinifer

One string of translucent Baltic amber beads ca. 33 cm long, with beads ranging from 1 x .5 cm to 2.5 x 1.5 cm

00201520

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

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