W. Sheddon’s baton

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

Name: W. Sheddon’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: W. Sheddon; Date: 1878; Country: Great Britain or United States; Town: unknown; Materials: wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 44,5 cm, diameter 1,7 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 3; Description:

Baton made of light wood with silver fittings; conical body made of oiled wood; serrated metal fittings on both ends, engraved with floral patterns; at 2/5 of the length, a decorative ring was attached with an inscription. The baton was presented to W. Sheddon by the members of the Excelsior Flute Band in 1878 (town unknown)

; Inscriptions:

Presented / TO / MR. W. SHEDDON / BY / THE MEMBERS  OF THE / EXCELSIOR / FLUTE BAND / 28th November / 1878.


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