W.A. Done's baton

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

Name: W.A. Done's baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: W.A. Done; Date: 1918; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: black French-polished wood, silver; Measurements: length 35 cm, diameter 2,2 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 97; Description:

Black baton with fanciful silver fittings; conical body made of dark, French-polished wood; grip and tip fittings, as well as the ring in the middle, adorned with an impressed spiral coil; grip fitting edges of uneven length; ring widens into an oval inscription frame. Hallmarked in London in 1918, silversmith’s mark: E·N (Ebenezer Newman & Co.). This commemorative baton was presented W.A. Done in 1919 and constitutes one of the most beautiful exhibits in the collection.

; Inscriptions:

PRESENTED TO / W. A. Done / 4TH NOV. 1919.

; Catalog card:

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


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