Banjo

about 1860
James Ashborn (American, 1824–1876)


Object Place: Wolcottville (now Torrington), Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

Length 91 cm, diameter 33.9 cm (Length 35 3/16 in., diameter 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.975

Medium or Technique

Maple, rosewood, iron

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Inscription

Stamped on headstock: J. ASHBORN / PATENTED / 1852; stamped on perch pole: WM A. POND & CO / NEW-YORK

Provenance

1997, Cobb's Auction, Peterborough, NH, to James Bollman, Arlington, MA; sold by James Bollman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by the Barrington Foundation, Inc.