Period: Early Twentieth Century
Length: 51 inches (Pole)
Flag: 31 x 16 inches
The soft thin cotton white ensign flag dating to the first quarter of the twentieth century, mounted on a wooden pole terminating in a silver painted finial.
The textile is in good aged, as found, condition with a beautiful genuine fade across the fabric, having a fantastic translucent quality. The cotton does not suffer from any holes or tears. The flag is a little grubby but we rather like this.
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.
This flag still flies beautifully well and would add a huge amount of historical period charm to any wall, turret, gallery or porch.