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Handkerchief: Officer with flags

White hankerchief with green garland border and a ribbon running through the leaves with red, white, and green stripes. In the corner is a portrait of an officer surrounded by small flags on the bottom and large French and Italian flags on top.


By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, late 1910s


Height x width: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts