Arthur Cowen’s baton

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

Name: Arthur Cowen’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Arthur Cowen; Date: 1911; Country: Great Britain (Wales); Town: Aberystwyth; Materials: lacquered wood, silver; Measurements: length 52,3 cm, diameter 2,8 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 126; Description:

Black baton with silver fittings; body made of black-lacquered wood; grip finished with an original, large, conical fitting with corrugated sides, decorated with an impressed floral pattern; at 1/3 of the body, a silver ring with an engraved inscription, decorated analogically; plain tip fitting, without decorations. Hallmarked in London in 1911, silversmith’s mark E·N (Ebenezer Newman & Co.). As per inscription, the baton was presented to Arthur Cowen, the musical director of the Aberystwyth Corporation, by his friends in September 1912.

; Inscriptions:

Presented to / Arthur Cowen. / Musical Director / Aberystwyth Corporation / September 14th 1912. / From a few / Friends

; Catalog card:

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


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