J.W. Clayton’s baton

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

Name: J.W. Clayton’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: J.W. Clayton; Date: 1904; Country: Great Britain; Town: Swinnow; Materials: black wood, silver; Measurements: length 52,2 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 166; Description:

black baton with silver fittings; conical body made of black wood (ebony?), grip fitting slightly widened with a rounded tip, decorated with acanthus leaf engravings; at approximately 1/3 of the length, a silver ring was attached by means of an engraved inscription; the ring and the fitting on the tip of the baton are decorated analogically with acanthus leaf engravings. Hallmarked for London 1904 with maker’s mark E·N (Ebenezer Newman & Co.). As per inscription, the baton was presented to J.W. Clayton by the choir of the Swinnow Methodist church in September 1904 r. (the acronym UMFC possibly stands for the United Methodist Free Church).

; Inscriptions:

on the ring: PRESENTED / TO / Mr. J. W. Clayton / BY THE / SWINNOW / U.M.F.C. CHOIR / SEPT. 21.1904.

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

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