A Quality Large Vintage Cloth Union Jack "Excelsior" Flag by Ernest W Perrett London

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Origin: British
Period: Mid-Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1960
Height: 34.25 inches
Width: 68 inches

Hand stitched in heavy cloth, this superior quality Union Jack by Ernest W Perrett of London is a very well made piece of patriotism, in excellent condition.

There are no holes or tears to note, the cloth has a gentle aged look, but the colours are still very vivid. There are also flagpole fittings present, with corded rope running through to a toggle at one end.

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.

Vintage Union Jacks are very sought after at this moment in time and we do not anticipate having this piece for more than a matter of moments.
 

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