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Ensigns from the Ching Dynasty (China): 1

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  1. Standard of the Ching Emperor
  2. Navy Admiral
  3. Naval officer (with officer's name)
  4. Jiangsu Province Police Department
  5. Naval Port flag

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1. Standard of the Ching Emperor

Imperial Standard
image by Eugene Ipavec and Mario Fabretto, 2 October 2006
Source: Ching Dynasty Naval and Civil Ensigns chart (1881)

A yellow triangle.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 October 2006


Similar to but still somewehat different from the Imperial dragon flag (1872) - notably, the pearl is shown aflame, there are little flames throughout, the positions of the paws and claws differ, the tail is thin and snakelike instead of fringed - and the entire flag is edged in a wave- or flame-like pattern.
Eugene Ipavec, 2 October 2006


2. Navy Admiral

Navy Admiral
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006
Proportions: 1:2
Source: Ching Dynasty Naval and Civil Ensigns chart (1881)

Seven horizontal stripes of black, red, yellow, green, grey, blue and white.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 October 2006


3. Naval officer (with officer's name)

Naval officer
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006
Proportions: 2:7
Source: Ching Dynasty Naval and Civil Ensigns chart (1881)

A long orange rectangle.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 October 2006


The source image is badly faded, but looks a reddish orange. Does this mean each of these flags had the officer's name on it? IHere is one with the (hopefully correct) characters for "name of officer": 士官姓名.
Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006


4. Jiangsu Province Police Department

Jiangsu police ensign
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006
Proportions: 2:7
Source: Ching Dynasty Naval and Civil Ensigns chart (1881)

A long orange rectangle. 蘇江 捕盗局
Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 October 2006


Same color as the Naval officer flag. Note that characters are displayed on their side, and flag is shown with hoist to right.
Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006


5. Naval Port flag

Naval port flag
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 October 2006
Proportions: 2:5
Source: Ching Dynasty Naval and Civil Ensigns chart (1881)

Five horizontal stripes of black, red. green, blue and white.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 1 October 2006