J.W. Barron’s Baton

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

Name: J.W. Barron’s Baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: J.W. Barron; Date: 1920; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: black, French-polished wood, silver; Measurements: length 47,2 cm, diameter 2 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 87; Description:

Black, two-piece baton with silver fittings; conical body made of dark, French-polished wood, screwed together under a ring located at halfway point; grip fitting and ring with a frame and inscription decorated with an impressed floral twig motif; plain tip fitting. Hallmarked in London in 1920, silversmith’s mark OO. This commemorative baton was presented to J.W. Barron by St. James Choral Society (a choral society affiliated at a St. James Church, town unknown), date on the inscription: 1920-1921

; Inscriptions:

Presented to / J. W. Barron Esqr. / as a mark of / appreciation / FROM / St. James / Choral Society / 1920-21

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

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