quarterly and per saltire flag?

Heraldic flags such as banners, badge banners, standards, pennons, pincels ... Feel free to discuss and compare the flying heraldy used in any country here.
User avatar
steven harris
Posts: 170
Joined: 11 Jul 2012, 12:22
Location: Greendale, Massachusetts

quarterly and per saltire flag?

Postby steven harris » 04 Sep 2012, 17:25

I saw this flag being carried by some reenactors at the town Labor Day parade, but I could not identify it:

Image

I’d call it “Quarterly, 1st per saltire gules, azure, or, and vert; 2nd per saltire or, azure, gules, and vert; 3rd per saltire vert, gules, azure, and or; 4th per saltire azure, gules, vert, and or, a cross argent”.

I'd also call it a hot-mess, but I'd still like to identify it. Any thoughts?
Steven A. Harris, Associate Fellow
member since February 2008

User avatar
Chas Charles-Dunne
Posts: 624
Joined: 10 Jul 2012, 15:48
Location: England - TL 80102 93862
Contact:

Re: quarterly and per saltire flag?

Postby Chas Charles-Dunne » 04 Sep 2012, 18:54

steven harris wrote:I saw this flag being carried by some reenactors at the town Labor Day parade, but I could not identify it:

I’d call it “Quarterly, 1st per saltire gules, azure, or, and vert; 2nd per saltire or, azure, gules, and vert; 3rd per saltire vert, gules, azure, and or; 4th per saltire azure, gules, vert, and or, a cross argent”.

I'd also call it a hot-mess, but I'd still like to identify it. Any thoughts?


A hot-mess - one of the best descriptions I have heard for a long time.
Regards
Chas
IAAH Fellow

Image

User avatar
JMcMillan
Posts: 562
Joined: 13 Jul 2012, 22:33
Location: United States

Re: quarterly and per saltire flag?

Postby JMcMillan » 04 Sep 2012, 20:19

It is very likely the color (drapeau d'ordonnance) of a French infantry regiment of the ancien regime. These generally followed the pattern of a white cross between quarters of various colors, many of them of this kind of geometric pattern. See the pages linked from http://www.drapeaux.org/France/Ancien_R ... erie.htm#L for examples.
Joseph McMillan
Alexandra, Virginia, USA

User avatar
JMcMillan
Posts: 562
Joined: 13 Jul 2012, 22:33
Location: United States

Re: quarterly and per saltire flag?

Postby JMcMillan » 04 Sep 2012, 20:23

JMcMillan wrote:It is very likely the color (drapeau d'ordonnance) of a French infantry regiment of the ancien regime. These generally followed the pattern of a white cross between quarters of various colors, many of them of this kind of geometric pattern. See the pages linked from http://www.drapeaux.org/France/Ancien_R ... erie.htm#L for examples.


Specifically, the Régiment de Saintonge, which was part of Rochambeau's army in the American Revolution and participated in the Battle of Yorktown.

http://www.drapeaux.org/France/Ancien_R ... ntonge.htm

Image
Joseph McMillan
Alexandra, Virginia, USA

User avatar
steven harris
Posts: 170
Joined: 11 Jul 2012, 12:22
Location: Greendale, Massachusetts

Re: quarterly and per saltire flag?

Postby steven harris » 04 Sep 2012, 20:30

The Saintonge Regiment - you just beat me to it!

Thanks for your help!
Steven A. Harris, Associate Fellow
member since February 2008


Return to “Flying Heraldry”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests