Alpine club baton

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

Name: Alpine club baton; Date: 1891; Country: Austria; Town: Ennsthal and Admont; Materials: wood, ivory, metal; Measurements: length 31,4 cm, diameter 1,6 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 119; Description:

Baton with an ivory grip; conical body made of dark French-polished wood; cylindrical grip made of ivory; metal ring connecting the body and the grip, with a metal ring and inscription; metal fitting at the end of the ivory grip, rounded on top, with floral twigs engraved on the sides (with pentadactyl, ivy-like leaves; a similar motif can be found in baton KS 3 from K. Słowiński’s collection); plain tip fitting, rounded at the end, with a simple, linear engraving and initials with a date. As per inscription, the baton was presented in to an unknown conductor, possibly initialed RK, in 1891, by the members of the Alpine club in Ennsthal and Admont, Austria.

; Inscriptions:

on the tip: RK / 1891.; on the ring: Section Ennsthal Admont, / des österr. Alpenclub.

; Catalog card:

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


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