Mikołaj Mikitiuczek's baton

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: Mikołaj Mikitiuczek's baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Mikołaj Mikitiuczek; Date: ca. 1910; Country: Russia; Town: Petersburg; Materials: mahogany, ivory, silver, demantoid; Measurements: length 39,5 cm, diameter 1,3 cm; Ownership: Theatre Museum, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera; Inventory number: MT/IV/438; Description:

This conic baton with a narrowing belonged to military conductor Mikołaj Mikitiuczek (1882–1949), who was a fire brigade band master during the interwar period. The baton was made of lathed ivory and mahogany with a silver, snake-shaped decoration with eyes incrusted with demantoid, designed by Vladimir Alexiejevich Gordon’s jewellery studio. The silver elements were marked with hallmarks (in the oval – alpha, head in the kokoshnik turned to the right, 84), in the oval СП, in the rectangle a barely legible "В.Гордонъ". The decorations are similar to those of the English company Koehler and Son z 1881, which can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Inventory number: 2006.577.4a–c., made of ivory and decorated with a golden snake with ruby eyes

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; Catalog card: Katarzyna Wodarska-Ogidel;

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