I. Lemoine's baton

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

Name: I. Lemoine's baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: I. Lemoine; Date: 1906; Country: Belgium?; Town: St Géry-Boussu; Materials: mahogany, metal (silvered brass?); Measurements: length 38,2 cm, diameter 1,7 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 16; Description:

Cylindrical baton; wooden body with symmetrical fittings and ornaments on both ends; fittings decorated with double friezes on the sides with laurel leaves, flat on top, finished with small oval metal “acorns”; narrow metal rings inserted into wood next to grip and tip fittings; in the middle of the body, a wide metal fitting with an engraved inscription, decorated on the sides with a frieze with laurel leaves and flower motives; middle fitting adorned with narrow metal rings inserted into wood. Similar baton can be found in the same collection under inventory numbers JSW 140 (a great degree of similarity), 20, 121, 21, 23, as well as in K. Słowiński’s collection (inventory number KS  5). As per inscription, the baton was presented in 1906 to I. Lemoine from a music club in St Géry-Boussu;

; Inscriptions:

A Mr I. Lemoine / LE CERCLE / St Géry-Boussu / RECONNAISSANCE / 4 Février 1906.

; Catalog card:

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


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