A Big Mounted British Vintage Printed Union Jack Flag on Pole


Origin: British
Period: Early-Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1920-30
Pole Length: 37.5 inches
The Flag:
Height: 17 inches
Width: 33 inches

The printed Union Jack flag in good tough cotton has a consistent gentle fade across the fabric, with some fraying to some edges and ‘British Made’ to the hem, mounted to a smooth, and unusually long wooden pole, terminating in a large finial with collar.

The current design of the flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801. When the first flag was introduced in 1606, it became known simply as "the British flag" or "the flag of Britain". The word "jack" was in use before 1600 to describe the maritime bow flag. One theory goes that for some years it would have been called just "the Jack", or "Jack flag", or "the King's Jack", but by 1674, while formally referred to as "His Majesty's Jack", it was commonly called the Union Jack, and this was officially acknowledged.

Perfect for the Olympics, shop display, or simply to wave when feeling particularly patriotic.