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Eschen (Liechtenstein)

Escha

Last modified: 2021-03-20 by rob raeside
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Description of the flags

M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

According to [kra81], it is blue, divided by a silver wavy band (representing the brook Esche).
Jan Oskar Engene 11 Apr 1996


Vertical flag, simple stripes

Vertical flag of Eschen
image by M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, simple stripes. Sources for this flag design: my own observations and photos, on 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Eschen; and this official princely photo.
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, stripes and arms

Vertical flag of Eschen
image by M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, stripes with banner-of-arms in the head. Sources for this flag design: my own observations and photos, on 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Eschen; Adulf Peter Goop et al.: Brauchtum Liechtenstein. Alpenland Verlag, Schaan 2005: pp. 211, 246; this photo; this photo)
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

This version was hoisted at the municipal office (on 15 August 2009).
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

variant

Vertical flag of Eschen
image by M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

This version was hoisted at the fire brigade (on 15 August 2009).
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009



Banner of the arms

BoA of Eschen image by M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

  • Arms description (German):
    • Die silberne Taube mit dem blutigen Holzspan im Schnabel oben im blauen Schild und unten das silberne Wellenband der Esche (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85].)
    • Querfluss eine fliegende silberne Taube mit roten Füssen, im Schnabel einen roten Span haltend (Sources: [jsu73].)
  • Arms blazoning (English): Azure, over a bar wavy abased Argent a pigeon volant Argent with feet Gules, holding a splinter Gules in its beak.
  • Arms granted: 16 April 1942 (by Francis Joseph II, the reigning prince) (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85] [jsu73].)
  • Reasons for the arms: pigeon from the arms of the monastery Pfäfers, that had owned the church at Eschen. (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85] [jsu73])
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

The arms are azure with a silver dove, with red feet, holding in its beak a red piece of wood. At the bottom appears a silver wave. The silver dove holding a red piece of wood appears in the arms of the covent of Pfaefers who owned the church in Eschen. The arms were adopted on 16 April, 1942.
Pascal Vagnat, 21 Nov 1995

The decree actually says «a bloody piece of wood».
Ralf Stelter, 21 Mar 2001

Square flag, banner-of-arms. Source for this flag design: Liechtenstein 1978-1988 — Bilder, Texte und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, Vaduz 1988: p. 274.
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

Horizontal banner of the arms

2:3 BoA of Eschen image by M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009

Source: my own observations and photos, on 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Eschen; Adulf Peter Goop et al.: Brauchtum Liechtenstein. Alpenland Verlag, Schaan 2005: pp. 211, 246.
M. Schmöger, 13 Sep 2009


 
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