Order of Krishna, Badge


SKU: 01.IND.0131.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3,000 USD

  • Order of Krishna, Badge
  • Order of Krishna, Badge Reverse
  • Order of Krishna, Badge Spink Mark

Estimated market value:

$3,000 USD


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  • Composition
    Silver Gilt/Diamonds/Enamelled
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Physical Description and Item Details

Order was manufactured by Spink and Son of London circa 1936. The badge pendant in silver gilt with white and green enamels, oval-shaped, maker marked "SPINK & SON Ltd. LONDON" on the reverse, with an enamelled centrepiece illustrating two standing figures, Krishna on the left playing the flute, with Radha on the right, a tree and a river behind them, the oval centrepiece ring surrounding them with two inscriptions, the Sanskrit inscription "Nara Ranga Chai Naradhipam" (The Bestower of happiness on His people) above and the Devanagari inscription "Pachhmi Padshah" (King of the West) below, the badge itself resting upon a wreath containing eight lotus flowers, with an upward-pointing crescent housing a bead. The badge measures 58.5 mm (w) x 74 mm (h) inclusive of its integral ring and is suspended from a 19 mm (w) x 30.3 mm (h) three-tier crown of Patiala in silver gilt with red, blue, green and white enamels, jeweller marked on its reverse.


This Order was instituted by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. It was conferred upon Hindus and other dignitaries; however, this religious distinction was not supported by the Statues of the Order, although it is likely that it was practiced to a certain extent.

This Order could be awarded to a total of 5 recipients at one time.

The obverse Sanskrit inscription translates to "The Bestower of Happiness on His People". It also features an inscription in Devanagari, which translates to "King of the West".


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