A 17-Star American Flag commemorating Ohio statehood

first half 19th century

Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a wreath or medallion of 10 stars enclosing a single large star, flanked by 3 stars to each side on a cotton canton, machine-sewn cotton stripes, fold-over sleeve, bearing red stamp, "Mastai Collection, No. 208."

45 in. x 86 in.


The Boleslaw and Marie-Louise d'Otrange Mastai Collection of American Flags and Related Patriotic and Political Memorabilia, Sotheby's, October 10, 2002, lot 102.

Estimate $6,000-8,000

Literature: Kevin Keim & Peter Keim, A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags (2007), 59.

Sold for $9,375 (buyer's premium included)