Lot 145
Large Antique French Silk Tricolor Flag From Cours
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Possibly associated with a school, the banner carries a gilt maker's label naming "L. Narjoud - Ruelle, Paris" while its two-part staff duplicates this information on a metal plate; one side of the flag carries gilt lettering that reads "HONNEUR - PATRIE" and "CLASSE 1891" while the opposite side has "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / COURS / RHONE"; the flag is bordered with bullion cord on three sides; the staff is topped with a gilt spear point; below is a two-sided panel stamped "R.F." over a tricolor streamer.

Flag 33-1/4 x 33-1/4 in. without bullion; staff 9 ft. 4 in. with sections connected

Private Collection, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Some light stains, intact silk and gilt; good condition for age.