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. In 1757, Washington acquired a mahogany version of his coat-of-arms, which he placed in the front parlor, "the best room in my house."
The 18k gold plated, round griffin cufflinks are approximately ¾" in diameter. The back of the cufflinks bear the Halcyon Days Hallmark. These black and gold button style cufflinks are hand decorated in England exclusively for Mount Vernon.
Presented in an elegant gift box.