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Shellac - Coccus lacca, India, 1880s Reg. No: HT 14951
- Sample of Coccus lacca shellac. This was collected and prepared by T.N.Mukharji as part of his work for the Indian Botanical Gardens. It was donated to the Museum by the Indian Government, Culcutta in 1887.
- Cylindrical glass jar, sealed with a black plastic lid, containing dark brown, irregular-shaped fragments of hardened lac. A printed Science Museum of Victoria label, with handwritten inscriptions in black ink, is adhered to the outside.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Indian Government, 1887
|Dimensions:||7.5 cm (Height), 7.5 cm (Width), 12.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||economic botany, shellac|
|Themes this item is part of:||Botanical Fortunes: T.N. Mukharji, International Exhibitions & Trade Between India & Australia, T.N. Mukharji Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|Secondary Classification:||Dyes & Tans|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Label, handwritten: "Shel-lac / Coccus lacca"|
|Collector:||T. Mukharji, pre 1887|
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