Russian Metal Artworks

Baton with dedication, in the box

    Baton with dedication, in the box

    Russian Empire, Saint-Petersburg


    Wood, silver; Casting, engraving

    Baton: length 39.9 cm. Case: 3.5 x 45.0 x 5.2 cm

    Marks: unknown make “WJ”; “U” (?); tee of Saint-Petersburg district Assay office in 1899-1908 with alloy “84” and initials of district office manager A. Romanov – “A.P.”


    Conductor’s baton from black wood, cylindrically shaped, with lyre-shaped silver tip, the handle with silver finial and "waist" separating it from the case, decorated with onlay silver spiral. Cyrillic dedicatory inscription is on the onlay. The surfaces of the tip, finial and waist are adorned with carved zigzag pattern.