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Tenor banjo


1926, custom built for Jack Rose, Seattle, WA, an endorser for Bacon & Day; about 1981, by descent to his wife, Eleanor Rose, Seattle, WA; 1981, sold by Eleanor Rose to Andrew Wachter, Baltimore, MD; 2012, sold by Wachter to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund and Helen B. Sweeney Fund


Object Place

Groton, Connecticut, United States


Overall: 10.2 x 87 x 33 cm (4 x 34 1/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ebony, gold-plated brass(?), plastic, rhinestones, mother-of-pearl, calfskin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones