With deep roots in heraldry and family crests at Dempsey & Carroll – almost 135 years to be exact – we are very familiar with a common element of the crest, the griffin. Originally spelled gryphon, this traditionally mystical creature stands tall with the head, wings, and claws of an eagle on the form of a lion. In classical heraldry, he stands for courage, strength, bravery, military service, and divine protection.
Here at Dempsey & Carroll, we have our very own modern-day griffin ready to serve and protect. Meet Chief – a fine specimen of a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Look at that face!
Our second favorite use of gryphon is GRYPHON New York – stunning must-haves for the fall season.
Emily K. Melton of Dempsey and Carroll