Conductor Hagemann’s baton

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

Name: Conductor Hagemann’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Hagemann; Date: 1921; Country: Germany; Town: Warburg; Materials: black, French-polished wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 36,6 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 136; Description:

Black baton with silvered fittings; cylindrical cone made of French-polished wood, with metal, cylindrical fittings with inscriptions on both ends, engraved with a wavy ornament; one of the fittings crowned with acanthus leaves, a rosette, and a small bowl; in the mid-section of the baton, a metal plate in the shape of a shield with an inscription. Hallmark: silvered metal I/O. A nearly identical baton can be found in the same collection under inventory number JSW 15. The baton was presented to the conductor Hagemann by the music society “Liedertafel” in Warburg.

; Inscriptions:

on the longer fitting: Unserm / Dirigenten / Herrn / Hagemann; on the other fitting: 1921; on the plate: Gew. / v.d. Liedertafel / Warburg


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