Conductor Gerzabeck’s baton

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

Name: Conductor Gerzabeck’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Gerzabeck; Date: ca. 1920; Country: Germany; Town: Heidenau; Materials: ebony, silvered metal; Measurements: length 36,4 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 15; Description:

Black baton with silvered fittings, cylindrical cone made of French-polished wood, with metal cylindrical fittings with inscriptions, engraved with a wavy ornament; one of the fittings crowned with acanthus leaves, a rosette, and a small bowl; hallmark: silvered metal I/O; date inferred from a nearly identical baton in the same collection under inventory number JSW 136. The baton was presented to the conductor Gerzabeck on the 5th anniversary of the music society “Liedertafel” in Heidenau.

; Inscriptions:

on the longer fitting: D. 5. Stiftungsfest / gew.v. / Ges. Ver. / „Liedertafel” / Heidenau.; on the other fitting: Seinem Liedermeister / Herrn Gerzabeck.


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