Baton with bone tips

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

Name: Baton with bone tips; Date: 1896; Country: Germany or Austria?; Town: unknown; Materials: French-polished wood (ebony?), bone; Measurements: length 35,4 cm, diameter 2,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 117; Description:

Baton with elaborately carved bone tips; cylindrical body made of French-polished wood; shorter bone tip carved with concentric leaf motives and pearl blasting; longer, lyre-shaped tip carved with analogical motives, along with a shield with an inscription in darkened letters, violins, wind instruments, and a score scroll on a laurel wreath background; below, on the wooden body, a plow painted in golden stroke. The baton is similar to baton JSW 118 from the same collection. The inscription suggests a 25th anniversary of an unknown person.

; Inscriptions:

on the shield, in black letters: 6. Juni / 1871 / 6. Juni / 1896.

; Catalog card:

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


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