Asa Warren White (1826–1893)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Length 60.5 cm, width 20.8 cm (Length 23 13/16 in., width 8 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Maple, spruce, ebony
Not On View
Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of medium-grain spruce*. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple. Fingerboard, tailpiece, tuning pegs, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony; pearl dots on pegs and button. Orange-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.
Printed label: [handwritten: No 155] / Made by / [handwritten: A. W. White] / BOSTON 187 [handwritten: 6 / May]; stamped on bridge: J. A. GOULD & SONS
1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)
Frank B. Bemis Fund
Caller Herrin, from Howe's New Violin Without a Master, about 1850...
Published by Elias Howe
Performed by Eleanor Martinez