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Fragment of church bell melted in the Great Fire of 1835

Fragment of church bell melted in the Great Fire of 1835
Title
Fragment of church bell melted in the Great Fire of 1835
Date 
1674
Medium 
Bronze; wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.8 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Fragment of bell (cast in 1674) from the South Dutch Church in New York City, which was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835; fragment housed in gilded wood box.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. A. P. M. Roome, on behalf of his father, Mr. W. J. Roome
Object Number 
1880.14
Gallery Label 
This melted fragment of metal is from the bell of the South Dutch Church, which formerly stood in Garden Street, now Exchange Place. The bell was cast in 1674 and the church built in 1691-1693. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1835, and this fragment was picked from the ruins.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group