Greystones Fine Interiors
Greystones Fine Interiors is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom
Mid- Georgian Griffins - Decorative Hand Carved & Gilded Pair
These fabulous late 18th century Georgian griffins (originally part of a console) make for a tremendous focal point. Hand carved and gilded, very sensitively restored. They are a substantial pair being 90cm in height by 47cm in length (wingspan) and 37cm in breadth.. Very beautiful indeed. The griffin, is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts, and the eagle the king of the birds, by the Middle Ages, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. In Greek and Roman texts, griffins were associated with gold deposits of Central Asia. Indeed, as Pliny the Elder wrote, "griffins were said to lay eggs in burrows on the ground and these nests contained gold nuggets. In medieval heraldry, the griffin became a Christian symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.
Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Mid- Georgian Griffins - Decorative Hand Carved & Gilded Pair (LA334226) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1820
Can be shipped within the UK, Europe and to the rest of the World
This Mid- Georgian Griffins - Decorative Hand Carved & Gilded Pair is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom