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Imperial Russian Military Flag

Auction:
3033T
Lot:
1338
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Sale #3033T - 3033T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 18, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Imperial Russian Military Flag, early 20th century, adorned with a large two-headed spreadwing eagle with a shield and holding a crowned orb and scepter, inscribed "Captured at Chateau Thierry, France, June 6, 1918/Lieut. Frank X. Phelan of the 101st US Infantry," framed, ht. 33 1/2, wd. 49 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Frank X. Phelan, 101st Airborne Division, Christian iconography, Globus cruciger, Regalia, Religious art, Chateau Thierry, France