Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack during the early 18th century (i.e. the later part of the "Golden Age of Piracy").
The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today, the skull and crossbones symbol on a black flag, was used during the 1710s by a number of pirate captains including "Black Sam", Edward England, and John Taylor and it went on to become the most commonly used pirate flag during the 1720s.
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel. The flag displays wonderfully both indoor and outdoor. Fred often begins the rust process to give a more weathered appearance and to enhance the contours and shapes of a piece. No two pieces are ever the same, (so yours is one of a kind!), and variations in color and texture add to the overall character of his work. The flag is suitable for use both inside and outdoors. If displayed outdoors, the flag will continue to rust beautifully in the elements; but If you wish to reduce further rusting, we suggest applying a clear mat lacquer which will need to be reapplied over time. This flag comes with a rusted chain and hooks for easy hanging.
8x12 Flag weighs about 5 pounds
12x18 Flag weighs about 8 pounds
18x24 Flag weighs about 11 pounds
24x36 Flag weighs about 15 pounds