* Imperial Russian Banner Flag Civil War Standard Romanov Patriotic Painted Flag
* Imperial Russian Banner Flag Civil War Standard Romanov Patriotic Painted Flag:
Imperial Russian Empire Flag Civil War Standard Tsar of Moscow Heraldic TapestryHISTORIC* 19th C. White Movement White Army Silk BannerThis Flag is in fantastic condition for its age! Everything on this piece has been preserved extremely well and it has been professionally framed and mounted.Introduction: Very early notable Russian Civil War/White Movement Period Tri-colored Silk painted Imperial Russian Standard Flag. This magnificent piece was believed to have been created sometime during the 1860's-1910's (during the reign of Alexander I, Alexander II, or Nicholas II. (most likely during the reign of Tsar Nicholas the II) (I believe in 1858 the rider (St. George Slaying the dragon) changed sides to face the left) This piece was specifically made and commissioned for artisanal use and for display purposes given its fantastic quality and craftsmanship. This very well could have been created to be on display in the Tsars palace or another very prominent aristocrat during the Imperial Russian regime. During Tsar Nicholas II abdication in 1917 virtually all remnants of the Russian Empire were destroyed especially the regimental Flags and standards making these kinds of pieces near impossible to find.If you collect or are an admirer of these types of Imperial items then you know these kinds of items are found in museums and rarely available for purchase or on the open market.This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.I have other unusual quality military items and was lucky enough to acquire another fantastic earlier possibly Napoleonic period silk painted Imperial Russian Flag as well.Description: This historic piece depicts the iconic Imperial Russian Heraldic Crest on a tri-colored silk backing with a black sheep/lamp fur fringe. The crest itself features the synonymous double headed eagle in all its magnificent. In its talons, the eagle grasps the illustrious scepter and orb. The scepter and the Globus Cruciger (orb and cross) are iconic symbols and the crowns atop the eagles with the laurel wreath really add another dimension of beauty and history to this piece. These symbolic notions of the roman empire depicted within this Flag really make you think about the history of it. The fine details and artistic ability of this advanced creator is nearly unmatched and the craftsmanship and visual efforts that went into this makes the item truly mesmerizing. Perhaps even more amazing is the Flag isn't all that meets the eye. The illuminating aura highlighted by this piece is in fact due to the Flags unique composition and artistic techniques. This pioneering artist incorporated a luminescent material of what is believed to be antique crushed sequins (back when they were made of fish scales) which portray a magnificently beautifully essence throughout the coat of arms. (See middle photos for close up view) This masterful technique can be seen throughout the crest, giving not only a very artistically textured appearance to it, but also to allow the Flag and all its glory to be brilliantly luminous and glow under any slightest sign of light. To further beautify this piece, the middle photos reveal an extremely close-up views (taken under a jewelry loop) of what appears to be dyed micro-pearls that were strategically placed and incorporated throughout this Flag giving it an even further mesmerizing and aesthetic appearance. (This technique can be seen in the center with St. George and the Dragon, on the globe and scepter and other prominent features. If you exhibit it closely, you can see the extremely fine beads) Further, it appears the artist created another aesthetic technique to the multidimensional coat of arms by hand detailing many complimentary features on the crest. (For instance, the crowns, eagle heads, etc.) Behind the symbolic icons presents a fine tri-colored silk panel backing with a wonderful thick black sheep/lamp fur fringe. (I am unsure if it is double sided) Condition: All-in-all the Flag is in wonderful condition considering its material and age. The paint itself is extremely vibrant, denoting crisp details with minimal signs of deterioration. Unfortunately, there are some spotted separations in concentrated areas along the bottom of the heraldic crest, a small separation on the left crown, along with a stain on the top right of the silk and two small ones on the lower right side of the crest. The sheep/lamp fringe is in wonderful condition and looks to show no signs of damage. It is full and looks very well preserved. The silk tri-color panels are in great condition and show virtually no separation from the other pieces and are wonderfully and tightly stitched. There appears to be no repairs or modifications to this piece. I wish I could share with you all the provenance of this piece before I acquired it along with the history and purpose of where it was proudly displayed and its artisanal use but I do not have that information. Perhaps that can be uncovered and traced in due time.Measurements:Flag: 23" by 30" with fringeFringe: 2" fringeFrame: 27 1/2" by 34 1/2" and 1 1/4" thick.This fantastic Flag has been professionally framed, mounted, and backed in a 27 1/2" by 34 1/2" painted wood frame with an acrylic glass. Back of the frame is secured by hooks with wire affixed to the reverse enabling the piece to be securely hung.I have had the pleasure of handing many fascinating pieces and I take the utmost care in preserving, securing and packaging such wonderful pieces. Although the case, I cannot guarantee the structural integrity of this item given its fragile material when shipping so I will do my absolute best to preserve this historic piece.Buyer Satisfaction: It is my believe that the condition of an item is subjective, so I encourage you to look over each photo for your own condition assessment and when needed, inquire about additional photos or information regarding any of my items. As with any vintage item, there is expected to be some general signs of use and wear; if there is no mention that an item is New or Mint, you should expect this to be the case. Additionally, please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns. I try my best to accurately photograph and describe each item to the best of my ability, but I am sure there are things that you as the buyer would like to see, so please let me know how I can help!Please contact me within 14 days of purchase for domestic returns! (Returns will not be accepted for this piece if the Flag or frame has been tampered with.) Shipping I always try to save money for the buyer by shipping in the smallest, safest, most secure way and will combine shipping whenever applicable. Please reach out if you feel there is an inaccuracy or concern in shipping prices. I generally ship items out 1-3 days once payment has been received. I ship Internationally through the “Global Shipping Program”**If you would like a rush shipment, please message me in advance so I may make arrangements if needed.** response and Integrity is a response and community driven business, with trust and integrity between the buyer and seller paramount for a happy and successful transaction and interaction on both accounts, so please to message me about any concerns or issues prior to leaving negative response so I may have a chance to alleviate any issues and if necessary, work out alternative arrangements. Thanks for viewing and making it down this far!