A Scarce Antique Royal Navy Green Ensign Flag on Pole c.1910


Origin: British
Period: Early-Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900-10
Height: 22.5 inches
Width: 31 inches
Length: 44 inches (the Pole)

The printed cotton flag, displaying a beautiful consistent gentle discolouration, having a green field with a golden harp and a canton containing the Union Flag.

In sound condition with a heavy seafaring fade across the fabric, the overall condition, considering the age is good. The old painted finial to the pole still shows some old paint.

The Green Ensign is a historical flag flown by some Irish merchant vessels from the 17th century to the early 20th century.

This is a rare textile on its original staff, which do not surface very often.