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Chinese flags in a 1858 US Flag Chart

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Imperial Flag

1858 Imperial dragon flag
image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 August 2008
Source: A chart of national flags, 1958

A "China (Imperial Flag)" is shown at position (5;8) of A chart of national flags , possibly one of the dragon flags discussed on our Imperial Dragon Flag page, possibly the one refered but not illustrated for the report on the 1844 flag. .

It is a yellow ~2:3 rectangular flag with blue serrated fringe and black dragon on it. The dragon design is not the typical Chinese dragon, it is in a seated position, with coiled tail and raised wings, and shows three legs (a fourth, at rear right, is implied).
António Martins- Tuválkin, 29 August 2008


If a typical Chinese one, it should have no wings, beak ot tail barb, but should have horns and a snout, both missing.
Eugene Ipavec, 30 August 2008


Chinese Flag

1858 Imperial dragon flag
image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 August 2008
Source: A chart of national flags, 1958

"China" at position (5;9) of A chart of national flags : A triangular blue flag with red serrated fringe
António Martins- Tuválkin, 29 August 2008