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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A LARGE LINEN FLAG

    POSSIBLY IRISH, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE LINEN FLAG
    POSSIBLY IRISH, 19TH CENTURY
    Painted with a running greyhound and with the motto 'CELER - ATQUE - FIDELIS' (Swift and Faithful)
    92 x 120 in. (234 x 305 cm.) approx


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    The crest was used by the Irish families of Drury, Cave, Lefanu and Keefe and possibly relates to greyhound training.

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