Trans. Status:

Brooch of 1897 Queen of Rex

ID Number: 1985.23.8
Title: Brooch of 1897 Queen of Rex
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: brooches
pins (jewelry)
Collection Type: Metals
Date: Created for 1897
Process/Technique: Gold wash on base metal, rhinestones and imitation stones
Materials: metal
gold alloy
paste (glass)
Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 inches
Object Description Brooch worn by the 1897 Queen of the Krewe of Rex, Ethelyn Lallande. The brooch features a central anchor, decorated with rhinestones and green glass inserts. Above the anchor is a rhinestone crown. On each side of the anchor, is a shield shape, also adorned in rhinestones and each with a large, central rhinestone. The brooch is surrounded by a border of alternating rhinestones and green glass inserts; the border swirls and curves around the features of the brooch. The theme that year was "On the Water- Real and Fanciful".
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Collection Theme(s): Carnival Organizations
Carnival-Mardi Gras
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Carnival costume -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Jewelry -- United States.
School of Design -- More information
Balls (parties)
Condition: Fair

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