E.W. Eyre's baton made of sandalwood and bone

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

Name: E.W. Eyre's baton made of sandalwood and bone; Persons linked to the exhibit: E.W. Eyre; Date: 1896; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: sandalwood, bone, silver; Measurements: length 52,2 cm, diameter 2,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 123; Description:

Baton sculpted in sandalwood and bone; long, conical body, visually divided into three parts; grip made of bone, crowned with a silver fitting with a rounded tip, engraved with twigs and flowers; on the bone components and the two remote wooden parts, a Chinese dragon, birds, and butterflies on a flowery background (the so-called chinoiserie theme); grip separated from the body by a wide, silver ring; two wooden parts separated likewise; long, rounded tip fitting, with an engraved floral twig and flowers. Hallmarked in London in 1896, maker’s mark illegible

; Inscriptions:

on the tip fitting: PRESENTED TO / MR. E.W. EYRE / as a mark of esteem / BY / MISS HARRIETT WARE / NOVR. 17TH 1896

; Catalog card:

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


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