Carl Hormann’s baton, scepter-shaped

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

Name: Carl Hormann’s baton, scepter-shaped; Persons linked to the exhibit: Carl Hormann; Date: 1908; Country: Austria; Town: Laa an der Thaya; Materials: silver; Measurements: length 37,6 cm, diameter 3,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 122; Description:

Scepter-shaped baton made entirely of silver; conical body, crowned with spherical knobs decorated with floral patterns; inscription and laurel leaves with a lyre and a score scroll engraved alongside the body; ring engraved with another inscription on the wider side of the body. This commemorative baton was presented to choirmaster Hormann in 1908 by the members of a musical society in Laa an der Thaya, in recognition of his merits to the ensemble

; Inscriptions:

on the ring: * IM LIEDE WIE IM LEBEN / * SEI EINKLANG UNSER STREBEN ; on the body: Ihrem lieben Ehren Chormeister HERRN CARL HORMANN in dankbarer Anerkennung seiner Verdienste um den / Verein Die ansäbenden Mitglieder des Gesang u. Musikvereines Laa a. d. Thaya 20. April 1908

; Catalog card:

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


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