Baton of Chester, Great Britain

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

Name: Baton of Chester, Great Britain; Date: 1895; Country: Great Britain; Town: Chester; Materials: wood, brass, silver; Measurements: length 52,3 cm, diameter 2,2 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 102; Description:

Conical body made of light wood, painted black; brass grip fitting, widening, with a plain, rounded top, unadorned; at 2/5 of the length, a narrow silver ring with acanthus leaves and an inscription (?) contour; below, on the body, a mark after a ring of a different width (current ring unauthentic?); hallmarked in Chester in 1895, silversmith’s mark J.H.R. in an oval field

; Inscriptions:

barely decipherable marks: Jessu [?] / ...

; Catalog card:

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


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