Mayor Darius A. Brown’s baton

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

Name: Mayor Darius A. Brown’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: D.A. Brown; Date: 1910; Country: United States; Town: Kansas City; Materials: black, French-polished wood; silver; Measurements: length 39,7 cm, diameter 1,8 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 61; Description:

black baton with silver fittings; conical body made of black, French-wood; grip fitting slightly widening, with a plain, rounded tip, decorated with an impressed floral twig inscribed in triangular fields; at approximately 2/5 of the length, a metal fitting was attached with an engraved inscription, surrounded by two impressed, decorative rings; tip fitting adorned with a twig motif. Goldsmith’s marks: STERLING on the central fitting. As per inscription ,the baton was a gift to mayor [!] D.A. Brown by the Kansas City Musicians Association on 1 November 1910

; Inscriptions:

Presented to / MAYOR D. A. BROWN / BY THE / K.C. Musicians Association / Nov. 1. 1910

; Catalog card:

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


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