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A wooden bowl decorated with mother-of-pearl shell. This vessel would have accompanied a betel chewing set. It was used for holding betel (areca) nut, which is chewed in many parts...

Sand

This sand is from the collection of the late Ivor Treby. It was collected in the Peoples (Square) Park, Nanjing Road (opposite the Park Hotel) Shanghai. The sand contains angular...

Chinese soap-tree seeds

These seeds are from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany belonging to J R Jackson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....

Star anise

The leaves of this plant are burned as incense in Japan. Unlike Chinese star anise the Japanese species is highly toxic and cannot be eaten....

White Corean ginseng

Ginseng has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. These roots are from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of...

Japanese house bat

Tiny skull from a female Japanese house bat collected in China 9th July 1914. Transferred to RAMM from from the Natural History Museum, London....

Ground beetle

This beetle was collected in Tinghai, China, by E. A. Newbury in June 1899 and was donated to the Museum in 1913....

Fruit from China

This fruit were presented by the Director, on behalf of the Trustees, of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....

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