F. Copeland's baton

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

Name: F. Copeland's baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: F. Copeland; Date: 1902; Country: Great Britain or United States?; Town: unknown; Materials: black wood (ebony), ivory, gilded brass; Measurements: length 41,1 cm, diameter 1,8 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 152; Description:

Black-and-white baton made of wood and ivory, with gilded fittings; conical body; grip section made of black wood, rest of the body made of ivory – the two components are connected by a brass fitting with an inscription engraved between two rings decorated with an impressed floral decoration; grip section finished with a fitting with a plain, rounded top and twig and floral motives impressed in triangular fields on the sides; tip crowned with a fitting with an impressed floral motif and engraved small chains. Decorations on the fittings are similar to those in batons JSW 153 and JSW 91 from the same collection, as well as baton KS 1 from K. Słowiński’s collection

; Inscriptions:

Presented / TO / F. Copeland / BY / COPELAND’S / VULCAN / BAND / Dec 25 1902

; Catalog card:

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


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