Conductors Baton: Sir Malcolm Sargent

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One white painted conductor's baton with wand made of balsa wood and handle from lime tree wood. Green holly leaf maker's mark on wand near handle indicates it was made by English baton maker Mr Hollyoak. Baton was used by Sir Malcolm Sargent and gifted to the Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
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Length: 44.5cm (17 1/2")
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This conductor's baton was made by baton maker Mr Hollyoak from England, whose works are identifiable by the green holly leaf mark located near the handle. This baton was owned and used by world renowned conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895 - 1967). It is beautifully made, well balanced and was used by Sargent during concerts held in Christchurch in the 1960. It was gifted to Canterbury Museum as part of an international expression of love and support for Christchurch following the 2010-2011 earthquakes.
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Marks/Inscriptions: holly leaf on wand; Type of mark: Maker's Mark; Method: Painted




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