Star of India.A decorative badge from an old Bhopal album cover


Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. This 2¾ ins square piece of the leather cover of a disbound old photograph album of Bhopal shows the badge of the order blocked in gilt on maroon leather. The Begum of Bhopal was the first woman to be given a K.S.I. when the order was initdially given to some very senior ruling princess on 25th June 1861 at the same time as it was given to the Prince Concort Albert and the Prince of Wales. A very pleasing little decorative piece.   jul1/1

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