Castle Hill Griffin Ornament
Castle Hill Griffin Ornament
David Howell & Co

Castle Hill Griffin Ornament



This Castle Hill Griffin Ornament is a perfect addition to your tree or enjoyed every day as a unique Art Deco decoration.

The Castle Hill Griffins, created in 1928 by the renowned American sculptor, Paul Manship, have become Crane Estate property icons for their unique Art Deco interpretation of these mythological beasts. 

The Griffins were gifts from 3600 former employees to Mr. Richard T. Crane, Jr., who served as the beloved president of Crane Company in Chicago from 1914 - 1931.

Paul Manship (1885 - 1966), a prolific and successful artist in his own time, is perhaps best known for his Art Deco Prometheus Fountain (1934) at New York's Rockefeller Center. 

The Trustees is fortunate to have these sculptures in its collection, both as works of art and for the Crane legacy they represent. 

Product Details:

  • Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Ornament: 1.5” W x 3” L, on 3” navy blue cord for hanging
  • Custom-Made by David Howell & Company, specialist in the design and manufacturing of museum quality gifts. Made in USA.

  • Ornament comes in a clear-lidded box with a red elastic cord.

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