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, 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”.
This magnet has the look of wax which has been imprinted with the griffin image.
The griffin magnet is approximately 2” in diameter.