|Description||One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, emeralds and dark pink stones. There is a cross shape that has a pair of gold wings that make up each prong. Each wing has green enamel and red enamel; at the base of each wing is a synthetic dark pink stone. Between each prong is a peacock feather that has green enamel. Each feather has two gold stems that start from the bottom and curl around two synthetic emeralds; in between is a synthetic dark pink stone creating the "eye" of the peacock feather. The center part has a ring of gold tone metal and synthetic diamonds; embossed in red (chipping) in the center with gold lettering that goes in a circle reads " * REX * MDCCCLXXX". In the middle of the red is a silhouette of a man in gold with a green background (chipped); he is facing left with a beard and mustache as well as long hair, a crown and an gold hoop earring.|
|Dimensions||W-3.5 L-3.5 inches|
|Owned||William T. Mumford|
|Provenance||Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1880.|
Mumford, William T.
New Orleans, Louisiana