O.K. Bernhardt’s baton, fashioned in the neo-Gothic style

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

Name: O.K. Bernhardt’s baton, fashioned in the neo-Gothic style; Persons linked to the exhibit: O.K. Bernhardt; Date: 1879; Country: Great Britain; Town: Harrogate; Materials: dark wood, lacquered (ebony?), silver plated metal; Measurements: length 52,7 cm, diameter 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 165; Description:

black baton with neo-Gothic fittings; conical body made of dark wood; grip and tip fittings with flat finishes and elongated, decoratively carved sides, adorned with various geometrical engravings and pearl blasting; at 2/5 of the length, a metal ring was added with analogical decorations, widening to make room for the engraved inscription. As per inscription, the baton was presented to the conductor O.K. Bernhardt by the Spa Concert Room Orchestra of Harrogate, in 1879.

; Inscriptions:

on the ring: PRESENTED TO / O K BERNHARDT ESQ / by the members of the / Spa Concert Room / Orchestra / HARROGATE / 15th Sept. 1879.

; Catalog card:

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


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