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Lucca, Duchy of (1815-1847) (Italy)

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Duchy of Lucca Flag 1815 - 1847

by Jaume Ollé and Jorge Candeias, 15 March 1999

Duchy of Lucca flag for all uses between 1815 - 1818 and the land flag after 1818
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

State Flag 1818-1847

by Jaume Ollé 19 October 1998

Between 1818-1847, Maria Luisa adopted State (and Royal) flag.(adopted: 7 november 1818). In 1824 the arms were changed.
Mario Fabretto, 8 June 1997

On 7 November 1818 Lucca adopted new arms and added them to a white flag, with national colors in canton. Arms were modified 1824. Flag was used until 1847.
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Merchant Flag 1818-1819

by Jaume Ollé and Jorge Candeias, 15 March 1999

It seems that the national ensign was used without shield as merchant flag for limited time (c. 1818-19)
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Merchant Flag 1819-1820

by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Another merchant flag is reported for a short period (1819-1820). According to Mario Fabreto Italian flags didn't exist with fimbriated cross but I recall the fact that the cross in arms were fimbrated in gold (i.e. Tuscany) and that the fimbriation can be the normal form to move the cross to the flag. Also Austrian, french (Bourbonic), Catalan or Spanish influence could exist.
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Merchant Flag 1820 - 1847

by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

In 1820 a new merchant flag was adopted. Seems that it exists at least in two patterns.
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Norrie/Hobbs shows a "Yellow with two thin Red stripes" ensign, namely Lucca (plate XVI)
Ned Smith, 16 July 1999

I guess both the Sicilian and Lucca ensigns, in a pattern of yellow field with two red stripes, have some relationship with the 1785 Spanish ensign
Santiago Dotor, 20 July 1999

At J.W Norie - J.S. Hobbs: Flaggen aller seefahrenden Nationen, 1971[ nor71] (original print 1848):
195 Lucca - As upper flag, that is: Red stripes equally wide as yellow stripes. - Very interesting is that Ned Smith is quoted as reporting from Norie/Hobbs this same flag ("Lucca"), from the same flagplate (XVI), but as having narrow red lines! Does Ned have access to a completely different edition of N/H?
There is a flag closer to that in this edition, but that's 204 (Spanish Merchant).
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 November 2001

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