Baton in a Chinese fashion

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

Name: Baton in a Chinese fashion; Date: turn of the 19th and 20th century; Country: unknown; Town: unknown; Materials: wood or sealed fabric, brass, mother of pearl, fibre; Measurements: length 43,6 cm, diameter 2,8 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 14; Description:

the core was made of fabric (wood or plastic) sealed with black lacquer; the tips were decorated with brass fittings – the wider tip (grip) was finished with a metal fitting that extends towards a bulb at the very end, while the upper tip has a sharply pointed fitting; in the mid-section, the baton was encrusted with mother of pearl in the shape of a Chinese dragon with its tail wrapped around the core of the baton; above the dragon, a metal ring was attached with a string ended with fringes.

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


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