Fine Jeweler-Made, Gold, Enameled and Diamond Mounted New Orleans Firemans Medal / Badge/Token of Esteem. Finely engraved, appliqued three dimensional Fireman with his "tools of the trade" and hard fired enameled ribban reading, Our Deeds Our Reward. Beneath the engraved name banner in hard fired blue enamel is, "No 1" surmounted by a gold letter "L" representing Lafayette No. 1 Hook and Ladder Company. Reverse with presentation inscription reading: “Presented By The Officers & Members of Lafayette H & L Fire Co. No. 1 Alphonse Bobet As A Token of esteem March 4th 1881”. Approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and 2 inches wide adorned with a 12 point mine cut diamond
( hanging from bottom).
Made by JC Meyer of New Orleans.
This picture attempts to show the translucent red gemstone oval which is the backdrop to the three dimensional gold applique.
1881 Gold Presentation New Orleans Fire badge. 4 1/2 inches tall.
Presented By The Officers & Members of Lafayette H & L Fire Co. No. 1 Alphonse Bobet As A Token of esteem
March 4th 1881.
The Times-Picayune March 04, 1881
New Orleans Police Detective badge, 14k gold, adorned with a diamond, with hard fired enamel lettering and hand engraved gold inlay designs.