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Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), Civil Division, 2nd Type (post 1936) Breast Star conferred upon Ninette de Valois by His Majesty King George VI

Collection: Ninette de Valois Bequest
Object number: ROH/VAL/BEQ/13
Date: 1951
Description: Silver and marcasite Breast Star with central medallion carrying the conjoined profiles in gold of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary as founders of the Order. The central enamel band bears the motto of the Order, 'For God and the Empire'. The Breast Star is worn on the left shoulder. A Dame Commander is the 2nd Class of the Order. Given in presentation case ROH/VAL/BEQ/16 with the Badge of a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire ROH/VAL/BEQ/14; related to the dress miniature of the Badge ROH/VAL/BEQ/15, certificate ROH/VAL/BEQ/12, and letter ROH/VPP/1/03.
Awarding body: Cabinet Office British Government
Jeweller: Garrard and Company Limited
Award recipient: Ninette de Valois
Language: English
Dimensions: Point to point: length 8 cm; Point to point: width 8 cm
Condition: Good.