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Masserano (Piedmont, Italy)

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According to Roberto Breschi presentation titled: "The Small Italian States Which Lasted Beyond 1700" at ICV 19 (York,2001), the 1:1 blue-white flag (and the standard with the cot of arms) were used until the beginning of the 18th cent. when it was replaced by coat of arms on white.
Dov Gutterman, 2 August 2001

According to Vexilla Italica XVI 2 1990 the last flag was the 1700 - 1767 Flag.
Jaume Ollé, 3 August 2001

Fieschi Family Standart

image by Jaume Ollé, 21 October 1998

Source for the information about Masserano are Mario Dalceri and Vexilla Italica 2-1990.
Lordship was given by the Pope to the Fieschi family in 1394, and it was elevate to county by the Pope on 1506, to Marquisate 1547, and to principality 1598. In 1517 the Fieschi dynasty ended and it was transmitted to the Ferrero family (Ferrero-Fieschi dynasty)
Standart of the Fieschi is above
Jaume Ollé, 21 October 1998

Ferrrero-Fieschi Dinasty Standart (1615-1700)

image by Jaume Ollé, 21 October 1998

The flag of Masserano wasn't changed with the Ferrrero-Fieschi dinasty. In 1614 the arms of Ferrero-Fieschi (quartered: 1 and 4 - azure lion on argent; 2 and 3 - The azure band on argent) were changed: the Emperor granted the Ferrero with the right to quartered the Ferrero arms (i.e. blue lion on white) with the imperial ones (black two headed eagle on white) with Fieschi scutcheon. The arms were added to the standard, but in a modified version where the scutcheon is not present and also other changes were made. This standard was in use around 1615-1700.
Jaume Ollé, 21 October 199

1700 - 1767 Flag

image by Jaume Ollé, 25 October 1998

Flag between 1700-1767. It Was suppressed on 20 March 1767
Jaume Ollé, 25 October 199