Georg Summers’s baton

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

Name: Georg Summers’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: Geo[rg?] Summers; Date: 1900; Country: Great Britain; Town: London; Materials: wood, silver; Ownership: Krzysztof Słowiński’s collection; Inventory number: KS 12; Description:

black baton with silver fittings; conical body made of dark wood; grip fitting with an octagonal section, conically widening with a flat tip, geometric ornaments and twig engravings; at 1/3 of the length, an octagonal ring was added, adorned in an analogical fashion, with an inscription; rounded tip fitting, decorated with a twig motif. The baton is hallmarked for London 1900. As per inscription, the baton was presented to Geo[rg?] Summers by the Bethesda choir, which he most likely conducted (Bethesda denotes the name of the choir and possibly the name of a town in Great Britain)

; Inscriptions: TO Mr. GEO: SUMMERS / AS A MARK OF ESTEEM / BY MEMBERS OF / BETHESDA CH. / OCT. 25  1902; Catalog card: Joanna Gul, based on information provided by the owner;

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