Badge: metal, enamel case: paper, cardboard, textile
badge: 7 1/4 x 4 13/16 in. ( 18.4 x 12.2 cm )
case: 4 1/2 x 6 x 1 in. ( 11.4 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm )
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander badge consists of a pale blue enamel cross surmounted by a crown. A gold central medallion bordered in red bears portraits of King George V and Queen Mary. Its reverse shows the royal monogram surmounted by a crown.
stamped: on obverse of badge: "FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE"
applied: on reverse of badge "GR"
stamped: on exterior of case "C.B.E."
stamped: in interior of case "GARRARD & CO., LTD./GOLDSMITHS AND CROWN JEWELLERS BY APPOINTMENT TO H.M. THE KIING/24,ABLEMARLE STREET, LONDON, W.1"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.