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Rex 1872 Badge

ID Number: 1978.99.1
Title: Rex 1872 Badge
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: badges
Collection Type: Metals
Personal Accessories
Artist/Maker: Hausmann Inc. (manufacturer) -- More information
Date: 1872
Process/Technique: Sterling silver, enamel, and grosgrain silk
Materials: sterling silver
enamel (fused coating)
ribbon (material)
Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 inches
Object Description Krewe of Rex badge created for 1872. The badge is shaped like a starburst and is attached to a purple, green and gold grosgrain ribbon. The center of the badge has the coat of arms of the Russian House of Romanov, surrounded by a blue enamel circle which is inscribed with the word "Alexis" and a laurel wreath. Likely created for the first year of Rex and to celebrate Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov's visit to New Orleans. The theme that year was "Triumphal Entry".
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of the School of Design
Inscription(s): Inscribed in silver positioned obverse center
maker's mark Impressed positioned reverse
"Hausmann Inc. / N.O.L.A. / [mark of pitcher]"
Collection Theme(s): Carnival Organizations
Carnival-Mardi Gras
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Carnival souvenirs.
Jewelry -- United States.
School of Design -- More information
Hausmann Inc. -- More information
Condition: Good

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