Maitland-Smith Brass Griffin. Gryphon. Brulee finish. Penshell inlay. 8173-10. Philippines
This is certainly one of Maitland Smith’s most creative and sophisticated mythological and decorative creatures. If the definition of a griffin is true to form, then this piece is the epitome of courage and boldness… with a massive helping of beauty and elegance.
This statue features a very detailed, brulee-finished cast brass with reddish penshell inlay on the wings. The stone base has a snakeskin design.
Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products. Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.
This is a recently cast piece and new.