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Ball from the steeple of the Garden Street Church

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Title:
Ball from the steeple of the Garden Street Church
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 19.7 cm )
Date End: 
1 750
Description: 
Hollow metal ball painted gold set on black painted wood circular stand.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edgar F. Ronig, D. D.
Object Number: 
1936.418
Gallery Label: 
The Garden Street Dutch Reformed Church, located on what is now Exchange Place, was built in 1693 to replace the garrison church after its appropriation by the British. The congregation was granted a full charter as the Dutch Church in America by King William III of England on May 19, 1696. The church was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1835, though this ball from the steeple survived. It was given to the donor by Dr. George Alexander, minister of the First Presbyterian Church.
Date Begin: 
1750
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group