May 12, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Nicola Marschall*

(Alabama/Germany, 1829-1917) Variations of the Confederate and Alabama Flags, circa 1895; starting lower left and moving clockwise to center, the first flag adopted by the Confederacy in 1861 and designed by Nicola Marschall was known as the "Stars and Bars", "The Stainless Banner" (1863), "The Blood-stained Banner" (1865), Battle Flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee?'s Army of Northern Virginia, and the State Flag of Alabama (1895), signed bottom right of middle "N.M.", collector's blindstamp "B. Mastai Collection", watercolor on paper, 13-1/2 x 17-3/4 in.; 19th century gilt wood frame stamped "S.& G. Gump..",, stains, toning, restoration to tears at top, some colors with fading, some losses at edge and corners

Provenance:Ex-Collection of Boleslaw and Marie-Louise D'Otrange Mastai; Private Collection

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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