Economic Botany Amber and Amerberoid Collection

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All are Pinites succinifer unless noted with an asterisk (*)

DRAWER 2

Accession
Number

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

2465

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

2470

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

00201364

white amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3606*

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

00201516

amber

 

3660

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

00201358

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3662

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

3663

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

3664

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

3665

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

00201478

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

3666

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

3667

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

3670?

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.

3672

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.

3673

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

00201202

amberoid

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

3703

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

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

3705

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

3706

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

3707

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.

3708

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

3709

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

3714

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

00201514

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3715

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

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

3720*

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

00201197

amber

Oakes Ames Collection

 

DRAWER 3

Accession
Number

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

3721

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

3722

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

3723

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

3724

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

3726

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

00201515

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3727

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

3728

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

00201481

Bumese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3729

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

3729

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

3733

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

00201033

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3735

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

3739

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

00201349

amber or shell amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3740

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

00201471

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3741

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

00201026

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3742

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

3743

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

3744

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

3745

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

00201034

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3746

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

3747?

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 4

Accession
Number

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

3749

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

00201360

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3751

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

00201472

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3752

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

00201365

stellatite amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3753

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

3754

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

3755

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

00201461

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3760

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

3761

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

00201523

amberoid

Oakes Ames Collection

3766

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.

3767

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

3768

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

4487

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

4488

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

4489

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

4490

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 5

Accession
Number

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

4491

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

4492 (?)

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

4549

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

4556

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

 

4558

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

 

4566

1 piece of raw amber

00201353

amber

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

4581

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

 

4582

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

4588

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

 

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

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 1

Accession
Number

Description

Barcode

Common Name

General Comments

1135*

 

 

 

 

1560*

 

 

 

 

3668

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

00201352

pudding-amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3710

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

00201362

Romanian amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3725

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

00201028

Burmese amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3738

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

3737

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

00201134

Baltic amber

Oakes Ames Collection

3748

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

3750

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

00201029

bone amber

Oakes Ames Collection

4556

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

 

4557

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

00201039

Baltic amber

 

4562

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

 

3748

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

4555

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

 

4554

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

 

4558

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

 

4551

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

00201554

Baltic amber

 

4547

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

00201521

Baltic amber

 

4552

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

 

4546

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

00201348

Baltic amber

 

4550

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

 

4548

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

 

4553

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