W.H. Dobson’s baton with a monogram

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

Name: W.H. Dobson’s baton with a monogram; Persons linked to the exhibit: W.H. Dobson; Date: 1896; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: wood, silver; Measurements: length 52,3 cm, diameter 2,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 99; Description:

Black baton with silver fittings; conical body made of black, French-polished wood; grip fitting decorated with an impressed pattern fashioned after a coiled twig; monogram engraved atop the fitting; at 1/3 of the length, a silver ring widening into an oval frame with an inscription, adorned with an impressed floral twig, similar to that on the tip fitting. This commemorative baton was presented to W.H. Dobson by The Brunswick House Musical Society in1896. Hallmarked in 1896 in London (ring) and Chester (grip), silversmith’s mark E·N (Ebenezer Newman & Co.)

; Inscriptions:

on the ring: MR. W.H. DOBSON / FROM THE / Brunswick House / Musical Society / 1896 ; on the grip: monogram DWH

; Catalog card:

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


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