B. Evans’s baton with an inscription in Welsh

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

Name: B. Evans’s baton with an inscription in Welsh; Persons linked to the exhibit: B. Evans; Date: 1893; Country: Great Britain (Wales); Town: unknown; Materials: wood, metal; Measurements: length 51,4 cm, diameter 2 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 94; Description:

Black baton with metal fittings; conical body made of dark, French-polished wood; conical grip fitting with a rounded top and an inscription engraved on the side; metal ring at 1/3 of the length; tip fitting decorated with a double stripe; all metal components are plain. This commemorative baton was presented to the conductor B. Evans by the musical ensemble Gobeithlu (Hope) in September 1893; The name Caersalem Newydd (New Jerusalem) refers to the Book of Revelations and possibly denotes a chapel built near Swansea, Wales.

; Inscriptions:

In Welsh: Rhoddedig / - i - / Mr. B. EVANS / Arweinydd / GOBEITHLU / Caersalem / Newydd / MEDI. 1893 [approximate translation: Presented to Mr. B. Evans, conductor of the (ensemble) Hope, New Jerusalem, September 1893]

; Catalog card:

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


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