Handkerchief: British flag surrounded by Allied flags

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 22 1/2 x 22 in. (57.2 x 55.9 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2373

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

British flag surrounded by allied flags. “USA,” “CHINA,” “RUSSIA,” and “FRANCE” written in yellow cursive. Smaller flags (Greece, Italy, etc) create a square border around the perimeter of the handkerchief.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf