Baton with a reed pitch pipe

photo: Tomasz Gąsior

Name: Baton with a reed pitch pipe; Date: 1929; Country: unknown; Town: unknown; Materials: wood, metal, mother of pearl; Measurements: length 39,2 cm, diameter 2,1 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 169; Description:

Baton with a reed pitch pipe, encrusted with mother of pearl; body made of dark wood; metal reed pitch pipe on top of the grip, hidden underneath a metal cap; reed pitch pipe has a mouthpiece and tongue holes on the sides; it is possible to set the major-minor triad to any key by turning the external part of the reed pitch pipe; below the reed pitch pipe, on the grip, round plates made of mother of pearl; above the grip, the body narrows and has a metal ribbon engraved with floral patterns; metal fitting on the tip, engraved with linear ornaments, with a small ball at the end. Approximate dating: 1st half of the 20th century, based on a very similar baton in the same collection (inventory number JSW 12)

; Inscriptions:

names of keys and triads engraved on the reed pitch pipe

; Catalog card:

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


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