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 III

Amber, part I
Amber, part II
Amber, part IIII

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

3

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

3

3761

Pinites

succinifer

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

00201523

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

3

3762

Pinites

succinifer

Four pipe stems carved of amber, ca. 9.5 x 1 cm, 8 x 1.5 cm, 7.25 x 1.25 cm, and 6.5 x 1 cm

00201036

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection, Index states that there are 4 pieces not 1

3

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

3

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

3

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

3 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
3 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
3 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, obtained on O. Ames world cruise
3 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
3 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

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

4 4546 Pinites succinifer 35 amber drops from 1 x 1 x 1 cm to 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm 00201348 Baltic amber

 

4 4547 Pinites succinifer Many pieces of amber and wood ranging from 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm to small fragments 00201521 Baltic amber

 

4 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

 

4 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 Baltic amber

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 4557 Pinites succinifer One unworked piece of Baltic (?) amber, ca. 9 x 6 x 5.5 cm 00201039 Baltic amber

 

 

Box

Accession
Number

Genus

Specific Epithet

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

4 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

 

4 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

 

4 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
4 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

 

4 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
4 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

 

4 5017

 

 

Part of Persian water pipe handle, probably made of amber?, ca. 13.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm 00201470 amber ?

 

4 7426

 

 

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
Safe Fossil Pinites succinifer Chunk of clear and cloudy amber 00200088 amber "An ordinary piece of clear and cloudy amber containing foreign substances"
Safe Fossil Pinites succinifer Oval facetted bead of amber 00200090 amber

 

Safe Fossil Pinites succinifer Two pipe mouthpieces (?) carved from amber 00200099 amber

 

Safe Fossil Pinites succinifer Drop of amber as it came from the tree 00200100 amber

 

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