Baton with a monogram AW

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

Name: Baton with a monogram AW; Date: turn of the 19th and 20th century; Country: Great Britain or United States; Town: unknown; Materials: wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 46,0 cm, diameter 1,85 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 4; Description:

Baton made of light wood with silver fittings; conical body, grip fitting engraved with acanthus leaves; plain tip fitting; at 2/5 of the length, a metal ring was attached with an engraved inscription on a decorative shield surrounded with acanthus leaves; all fittings serrated on the sides. The baton was presented to a conductor (?) initialed AW by the ladies of an ensemble with the acronym BHS.

; Inscriptions:

PRESENTED TO / AW / by the Ladies of the / B H S.


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