|Description||One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, rubies and emeralds. A red, yellow, and green grosgrain ribbon (faded) has a crown-shaped pin that attaches to a wheel like shape. The top portion is a gold crown with red sideways diamonds and two emeralds at the base. The lower portion is a wheel like shape with twelve square "gears" that have green enamel on them. There are two hammers with sliver heads and gold handles that make a criss-cross pattern behind the "wheel". The inside of the "wheel" has ring of syntetic diamonds. Then there are gold stems with green enamel that draws the eye to the embossed covered center circle that reads "REX 1885" in red enamel around a gold center that reads "N. O."|
|Dimensions||W-3 L-4.1 inches|
|Owned||William T. Mumford|
|Provenance||Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1885.|
Mumford, William T.
New Orleans, Louisiana