Baton with a monogram “SA”

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

Name: Baton with a monogram “SA”; Date: 1902; Country: Germany; Town: Frankfurt/Oder?; Materials: wood (ebony), bone; Measurements: length 35,2 cm, diameter 2 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 151; Description:

black baton with intricate bone tips; cylindrical cone made of black, French-polished wood, both bone tips decorated with pearl blasting and concentric acanthus leaves, finished with balls; the longer of the bone tips has a lyre surrounded with a laurel wreath and a shield with blackened monogram and date. The exhibit is similar to batons JSW 117 and 118 (Johann Strauss’s baton) from the same collection. The baton is accompanied with a brown, rectangular baton case, laid with blue fabric and marked with company name, according to which the baton was probably manufactured in the instrument-making factory J. Altrichter in Frankfurt/Oder

; Inscriptions:

Shield engraved with a monogram and date: SA / 12.10.1902; on the baton case: J. Altrichter, Frankfurt a. O. Hof-Instrumenten-Fabrik

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

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