Ivory baton

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

Name: Ivory baton; Date: 1879; Country: Great Britain; Town: Sheffield; Materials: ivory, silver; Measurements: length 35,2 cm, core diameter 1,8 cm, bulb dimensions 2,7 x 1,9 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 33; Description:

a massive, short baton made of ivory; the grip is wide with numerous cracks, the tip is pointed, made of a separate piece of bone; the grip is finished with a big, silver bulb, pear-shaped and flattened, with a ram’s head and a floral (bucranium-like) garland and a band imprinted on both sides; on top of the bulb, a garland with leaves and a band; according to the hallmarks, the baton was stamped in Sheffield ca. 1879, maker’s mark J.R

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


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