F.B. Wass’s baton

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

Name: F.B. Wass’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: F.B. Wass; Date: 1927; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: black French-polished wood, silver; Measurements: length 44,4 cm, diameter 1,6 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 79; Description:

Black baton with silver fittings; conical body made of dark, French-polished wood; grip fitting engraved with a twig motif, with an inscription on the rounded top; plain tip fitting; in the middle section of the baton, a silver ring with an inscription, decorated analogically to the grip. Hallmarked in London in 1927, silversmith’s mark illegible. As per inscription, the baton was presented by S. Berresford to F.B. Wass, the best conductor at an unidentified festival, in 1928

; Inscriptions:

On the grip: 1928. / S M. U. Co.; on the ring: PRESENTED BY / S. BERRESFORD ESQ. / BEST CONDUCTOR / OF FESTIVAL. / F. B. WASS. / WINNER.

; Catalog card:

Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)


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