W.H. Kohr’s (?) baton

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

Name: W.H. Kohr’s (?) baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: W.H. Kohr (?); Date: turn of the 19th and 20th century; Country: unknown; Town: unknown; Materials: dark, French-polished wood, metal, brass; Measurements: length 51,5 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 98; Description:

Black baton with metal fittings; conical body made of dark, French-polished wood; fittings in various styles; on the grip, a metal fitting with a flat top, decorated with an impressed twig pattern; on the tip, a rounded brass fitting; at 1/3 of the length, a metal ring widening into a worn, barely legible inscription. As per inscription, the baton belonged to W.H.(?) Kohr (?), an obscure English or American conductor unknown

; Inscriptions:

Barely legible and unconfirmed: Presented to / W H [?] Kohr. [?] Esq [?] / …

; Catalog card:

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


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