A British Vintage Royal Navy White Ensign Flag


Origin: British
Period: Early-Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900-20
Height: 24 inches
Width: 34.5 inches

The printed white ensign flag in soft thin cotton is in sound condition with a gentle fade across the fabric and the occasional stain consummate with age.

Originating in the 16th century, the White Ensign or St George's Ensign is flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments consisting of a red St George's Cross upon a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton. The White Ensign is also flown by the Royal Yacht Squadron and ships escorting the Queen.

A beautiful antique ensign, whose fibers literally wail with history.