Economic Botany Ivory and Silver Collection

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Ivory

Drawer 1

  • 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] *Item housed within Amber Oversize Box 1
  • 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

Drawer 1

  • 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

Drawer 1

  • 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.

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