Major von Walther’s baton

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

Name: Major von Walther’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Major Walther; Date: 1906; Country: Germany; Town: unknown; Materials: black wood (ebony?), bone, metal; Measurements: length 34,2 cm, diameter 2,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 145; Description:

Short, black baton with richly decorated bone tips; cylindrical body made of black, French-polished wood and wrapped along its entire length with a metal band with an inscription; the shorter, bone tip has the form of a flattened knob finished with a little ball and adorned with concentric acanthus and laurel leaves; the longer tip was decorated analogically, with additional pearl blasting, a shield with room for inscription, and a musical motif with a violin, a trumpet, and a score scroll; the little ball on the tip was broken off. As per inscription, the baton belonged to major von Walther, and was presented to him as a Christmas present in 1906.

; Inscriptions:

on the band: Als Anerkennung für eifriges Streben von seinem alten Bataillons Kommandeur [?] Major von Walther. Weihnachten 1906.


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