EXTREMELY RARE AND ICONIC 12-STAR CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG FROM THE RENOWNED BOLESLAW AND MARIE-LOUISE MASTAI COLLECTION.
Wool bunting blend flag is archivally framed, all hand sewn, measuring 65″ x 35″ with silk embroidered motto “GOD ARMETH THE PATRIOT”. 6-1/4″ polished cotton stars are double applique. Mastai’s collection stamp is found on verso on hoist. PROVENANCE: Boleslaw and Marie-Louise Mastai Collection; pictured on cover of the 1973 text “The Stars and the Stripes: The American Flag as Art and as History From the Birth of the Republic to the Present” by Mastai; Sotheby’s, October 10, 2002. CONDITION: Flag exhibits bold colors with staining. Scattered reductions in red and blue. Silk fringe on top and bottom edges is about 90% intact. Red wool over linen hoist is intact with small reductions. Fraying and reductions at fly end. 52875-2 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 2041
Auction: Fine Art, Asian & Antiques - Winter 2018
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