sixty glass containers

‘nature, however manifold it may appear, is nevertheless always a single entity.’
(johann wolfgang von goethe – conversation with reimar, 1807, [translation: h.b] nesbit, 1972)

containers #1

details

project: sixty glass containers
status: in progress
containers
: sixty handblown apothecary jars (circa 1910)
contents: gathered from 1982 to present

1
sea seeds (various spp)
minnis bay, isle of thanet, kent, england
october 1995

2
banded venus clams (clausinella fasciata)
various locations, algarve, portugal
september-december 1982

3
fossil crinoid ossicles (Isocrinus fisheri)
oxford clay, tidmoor point, east fleet, dorset, england
september 1989

4
fossil shark teeth (striatalamia striata)
woolage botton bed, beltinge foreshore, herne bay, kent, england
july 1990

5
spotted gum bud heads (eucalyptus maculata)
3rd street, laguna beach, california, usa
december 1995

6
salt water gastropods (turbonilla striatula)
portimao river estuary, algarve, portugal
december 1982

7
mineralised mammal teeth (swine, bovine, equine, canine)
late iron age midden, east wear bay, folkestone, kent, england
october 1991

8
common wendletraps (epitonium clathrus)
various locations, algarve, portugal
september-december 1982

9
belemnites (neohiblities minimus)
gault clay, copt point, folkestone, kent, england
june 1989

10
golden wattle seeds (acacia longifolia)
woods cove, laguna beach, california, usa
december 1995

11
purple sea urchins (paracentrotus lividus)
marbella, costa del sol, spain
january 1989

12
eastern coralbean tree seeds (erythrina herbaria)
san clémente beach front, california, usa
march 1994

13
rams horn squid (spirula spirula)
las playas de cotillo, fuertaventura, canary islands
may 1994

14
sea urchin spine (various spp)
glass beach, parque natural corralejo, fuertaventura, canary islands
may 1994

15
crab carapace (various spp)
jandia, fuertaventura, canary islands
may 1994

16
european cowrie (trivia monacha)
croyde bay, north devon, england
march 1985

17
coffee bean cowrie (trivia solandri)
woods cove, laguna beach, california, usa
july 1995

18
joshua tree seed (yucca brevifolia)
joshua tree national park, california, usa
september 1986

19
calcium carbonate pearls
greatstone, kent, england
october 1995

20
fossil foraminifera (nummulites prestwichianus)
lower barton beds, highcliffe, hampshire, england
june 1990

21
rough turbo shell operculums (turbo rugosus)
various locations, algarve, portugal
september – december 1982

22
ormer shells (haliototis tuberculata)
various locations, algarve, portugal
september – december 1982

23
fossil fish vertebra (teleost andchondrihthyes)
gault clay, copt point, folkestone, kent, england
december 1989 – december 1990

24
gooseneck barnacles (lepas anatifera)
quinta do lago, algarve, portugal
september – may 1994

25
pea urchins (echinocyamus pusillus)
high water line, carcans plage, le lande, france
june 1996

26
heath fritillary & clouded yellow butterflies
(melitaea athalia & colias croceus females)
high water line, carcans plage, le lande, france
june 1996

27
banded snails (cepaea spp)
sand dunes, treyarnon bay, north cornwall, england
april 1997

28
trumpet worm tubes (pectinaria koreni)
camber sands, east sussex, england
february 1997

29
balloon vine seeds (cardiospermum grandiflorium)
garajou, madiera
july 1997

30
common sainfoin seed pods (onobrychis viciifolia)
kingsdown, kent, england
july 1997

31
sea worn pebbles
lacanau ocean to carcans plage, le lande, france
september 2000

32
silken pincushion cactus spines (mammillaria bombycina)
sandgate, kent, england
august 2004

33
common periwinkles (Littorina obtusata)
sandgate, kent, england
july 1988

34
red coral (corallium rubrum)
various locations costa del sol, spain
january 1989

35
tusk shells (scaphopods, dentalium sp)
porto da cruz, madiera
july 1997

36
emerald nerites (smaragdia viridis)
valley church bay and little ffreyes, antigua, lesser antillies
december 2011, april 2012 and december 2019

37
star shell operculums (astralium phoebium)
valley church bay, turners beach and little ffreyes, antigua,  lesser antillies
april 2012 and december 2019

38
single rose corals (flabellum sp)
valley church bay, antigua, lesser antillies
april 2012

39
sea campion pods and seeds (silene uniflora)
pegwell bay, isle of thanet, kent, england
march 1997

40
lesser dog fish egg cases (scyliorhinus canicula)
sandgate, kent, england
may 2004

41
articulated coralline seaweed (calliarthron sp)
little corona, corona del mar, california, usa
june 2012

42
sea potato urchins (echinocardium cordatum)
greatstone, kent, england
july 2003

43
globe thistle heads (echinops ritro)
slapton, south devon, england
june 2004

44
elephant’s tusk shells (antalis entalis)
various locations, algarve, portugal
september 1994

45
ammonites (lower gault)
copt point, folkestone, kent, england
october 2013

46
sea beans (mainly mucuna spp)
bathsheba to lakes beach, east coast, barbados
may 2014

47
various species of proto-conch
swanage bay, dorset
may, 2016

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