The Washington family coat-of-arms is surmounted by a "flying griffin", a mythological creature that was featured on the family crest for generations. George Washington placed the griffin, a winged lion's body with a bird's head, on many of his most important possessions, including his bookplate, silver plate, and presidential coach.
The vibrantly colored kiwi green suncatcher featuring the griffin is approximately 4" in diameter. Handmade made exclusively for Mount Vernon by Blenko Glass, West Virginia stained glass makers since the 19th century. Made in the USA.