Economic Botany Artifacts, Prints and Posters
Ivory and Silver 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 II: Ivory & Silver

Box 6:

Ivory

One ivory carving of a banana 16cm long x 4.5 cm wide (with wooden rest) - Originally obtained in
India, gift of Oakes Ames October, 1946 [Musa sapientum]
One ivory carving of a persimmon branch with 3 leaves and two fruit, 26cm in length- gift of Oakes Ames [Diospyros kaki]
One ivory carving of a persimmon branch with no leaves and 1 fruit, 19 cm in length- gift of Oakes Ames [Diospyros kaki]
One ivory carving of a persimmon- gift of Oakes Ames [Diospyros kaki]
One ivory carving of an english walnut- Gift of Donald B. Hyde, March 1947 [Juglans regia]
One ivory netsuke. Seated woman in orange kimono. 1 in.
One ivory netsuke. Kneeling man in green robe with fan. 1 in.
One ivory netsuke. Striding Buddah with large bag of scrolls. 2 in. height and 3 in. length

Sterling Silver (all items fashioned by Mary Walker of Bloomington, Illinois)

Pendant with 14k gold accent and cluster of small, clear, green stones, 4 inches long, undated.
Pendant in the shape of a maple seed pod holding a brown stone veined in white and red, 5 3/4 inches, undated.
Pin with pearl accents, 3 1/2 inches, dated 1967.
Pin with pearl and 14k gold accents, 3 inches, undated.
Two part sterling pendant, 4 inches, undated.
Pin with clear brown stone, 4 inches.
Pendant with green, blue, and yellow enamle, 6 inches.
Ring with a clear brown stone.
Gold ring with pearl and stone accents.

Other

Chinese porcelain snuff bottle, blue with red stopper.
Chinese light green jade snuff bottle, monkeys eating grapes. Stopper is broken.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Medal. Presented to Botanical Museum, March 16, 1939.
Charm from the Port College of Liberal Arts, Boston.
Silver necklace with Torah charm.
Statuette, 5 inches high, gold tone. Figure is of a seated woman with ornamental headdress. She is holding two canisters. Headdress pulls out revealing large pin. Small back hanger on back of neck as well.
Unidentified ingot, 1 inch in diameter.

 

Series III: Potato Prints

Plate Number

Flower Color

Tuber Features

Notes

"No."

violet

spherical, rose

 

1

lavender

spherical, white

 

2

violet

spherical, white

 

3

flower bud only

globular, white

 

4

flower bud only

ellipsoid, knob, white

missing

5

light blue

ellipsoid, white

 

6

blue

ellipsoid, white

 

7

violet

spherical, rose, white spots

 

9

flower buds only

spherical, light rose

 

10

light blue

spherical, white

 

11

bright blue

spherical, white

 

12

white

ellipoid, white

with microtuber

13

bright blue

spherical, white

 

14

rose-violet

elongate, rose

 

15

blue

spherical, grey-brown

 

16

ruffled white

globular, tan

 

18

blue-violet

spherical, light clay

 

19

rose-violet

globular, red-rose

 

20

white

elongate, knobby, clay

 

21

white

elongate, multiple tubers, clay

 

22

dirty white

globular, brown-violet

 

23

large, white

elongate, white

 

24

rose-violet

spherical, pink

 

25

dirty blue

curved, pink

 

26

lavender-violet

spherical, rose

 

27

lavender-violet

spherical, white

 

28

"fluffy", white

sperical, white

 

29

white

sperical, white

 

30

rose-lavender

small, rose

 

31

dirty blue

sperical, clay-pink

 

32

rose-lavender

spherical, clay-pink

 

33

light blue

3 sperical, rose-brown

 

34

blue

elongate, small, knobby

 

35

bright blue

elongate, small, knobby

 

36

blue-lavender

ellipsoid, pink

 

37

no flower or buds

sperical, white

 

38 C

blue

sperical, purple-brown

 

39 E

white

spherical, white

 

40 D

rose

sperical white

 

41

light blue

ellipsoid, large, white

(Neage weten)

42

purple

elongate, white

(vo eg blon bloem)

43

white

oblong, white

(witbloen O)

44

blue-violet

elongate, white

(NOO)

45

purple

square, rough, whtie

 

46

light blue

spherical, purple

 

47

violet-rose

spherical, white

 

48

light blue

double, contorted, clay

 

49

white-rose

globular, white

 

50

rose-violet

elongate, pink

 

51

whitish lavender

globular, purple

 

52

dirty white

elongate, curved, lavender

 

53

purple-blue

oblong, white

 

54

purple

oblong, bicolor:purple/gray

 

55

rose-lavender

elongate, pink

 

56

purple

triangular, pink

 

57

large, blue

globular, tan-pink

 

58

blue-rose

spherical, tan

 

59

purple

barrel-shaped with microtubers, flesh-gray

 

60

purple

elipsoid, dirty pink

 

61

white

elongate, small, hooked, pink

 

62

rose-violet

spherical, knobby, white

 

63

violet

spherical with knob, brown

 

64

no flower or buds

 

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65

no flower or buds

 

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66

light rose

ellipisoid, white

 

67

no flower or buds

 

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68

no flower or buds

 

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69

no flower or buds

 

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70

no flower or buds

 

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71

no flower or buds

 

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72

no flower or buds

 

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73

white

large cluster, white

 

74

no flower or buds

 

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75

no flower or buds

 

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76

violet

curved, white

 

77

blue

square, violet

 

78

light blue

spherical with knob, white

 

79

no flower or buds

 

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80

blue-lavender

elongate, 2 tubers, purple-pink

 

81

no flower or buds

 

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82

no flower or buds

 

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83

rose-violet

very elongate, pink

 

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