One of the favorite things people like to do in St. Augustine, Florida is walk the Bridge of Lions and view the beautiful marble lion statues named Fiel y Firme, which is Spanish for Faithful and Firm. The lions are the most photographed attractions in St. Augustine, and they're the icons of the Old City.
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Welcome to my website. I'm Gail Kraker, your St. Augustine neighbor. After searching a year for small replicas of the statues on the Bridge of Lions for my home and not finding anything, then wondering for another three years why no one offered them, I decided people who love St. Augustine deserve better.
I made it my mission to bring them to our beloved city.
It took another year to find what I believe are the best
statue-makers on earth and work with them to
make the lions just the way I knew you'd want them.
Now you can have small replicas of the lions for your very own home.
Just as stunning as in a pair, the single lion makes timeless St. Augustine decor for your home, or a treasured farewell gift to another St. Augustine lover.
Note 1) Please do not buy a single lion with the idea of getting the second one later. These lions are hand-cast in small batches. Each batch comes in a slightly different shade of white. I cannot guarantee you’ll get a perfect match. Note 2) The City of St. Augustine's Visitors Information Center does NOT sell single lions. They only sell the lions in sets of two. Single lions can only be purchased at this website.
Why your Little Lion Will Capture your Heart
Because it's hand-cast then hand-sculpted by Old
World Artisans to give you eye-catching decor.
Because it's made of the highest quality genuine Carrara marble from Carrara, Italy, same as the lions on the bridge, giving you
Because it resembles the lions on the bridge in every way,
down to the inscription lightly imprinted along its base.
a timeless art piece for your home.
And because it's HEIRLOOM QUALITY
Your little lion will be as beautiful decades from now
as the day it arrives at your door.
Each lion is 5.5" high to the top of its head by 6" long to the tip of its nose
by 3" wide at its base and has a solid weight of over 2.5 lbs.
There are tiny pads on the bottom to protect your furniture.
HOLD YOUR LION UP TO THE SUNLIGHT
TO SEE HOW THE MARBLE SPARKLES!
THAT'S HOW YOU'LL KNOW YOUR LION IS
MADE OF GENUINE CARRARA MARBLE!
We have a special arrangement with the artisans to use only their
finest quality pure white Carrara Marble. This quality is usually
reserved for government projects only.
We want to make sure you know that due to the handmade and imported
nature of the lions, we may occasionally run out unexpectedly
or have some delays in restocking.
FREE PRIORITY TWO BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING!
UP TO THREE DAYS IF OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA
INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE TO YOUR DOOR
USPS insurance doesn't cover packages after they reach your door. If you're concerned about your package sitting outside, consider having it
shipped to a friend, relative or your workplace.
We'll hand-deliver or meet you within reason of St. Augustine.
We typically need two hours notice.
Just contact me and we'll get your lion to you:
Single lions are sold only at this website.
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Guarantee - 100% money back guarantee if returned for any reason within 21 days of receipt. Lions must be returned in same condition received and in the same packaging. I'll pay your return shipping if you contact me first at email@example.com or 904-471-1913.
Shipping: FREE shipping by U.S. Priority Mail. Includes insurance and tracking. I ship only within the U.S. Insurance does not cover packages that have been stolen from outside your door. If this is a concern, consider having the package shipped to your workplace or to a friend.
Gifts: Whether you buy for yourself or for someone else as a gift, your lions will be carefully packed inside a lovely white box with the lion logo on top and a nice little gift card telling about the lions. NEW: The box will now also include a card with a brief history of the lions on the bridge! The cards are printed by a St. Augustine family-owned and operated business. The box will look great just the way it is without any gift wrap. The box will then be carefully packed inside a US Priority Mail box for shipping.
You will find that most statuettes today are made with resin or a composition of resin and some other material. This is why they yellow with age and exposure to daylight.
The St. Augustine lion replicas are special in every way. They are made of 90% genuine Carrara marble from Carrara, Italy, the same marble the originals boast of. They contain zero resin, plastic or other inexpensive binders. The lions are crafted by Old World artisans using a decades-old method with high quality materials. Your lions will retain their majestic white marble look and feel to be cherished for generations.
The replicas are made by artisans in Staffordshire, England who practice a difficult and dying art of hand-casting and hand-sculpting. They supply life size statues and small statuettes, like these lions, to some of the most prestigious European galleries and art museums.
It is no wonder then that each set of lions is hand-cast with utmost attention to detail.
Old World artisans in Staffordshire, England, make the St. Augustine Lions replicas in small batches using the finest Italian Carrara marble.
Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Gail Kraker. I moved to St. Augustine in 2011 with my hubby, Jeff, and our three coconut retrievers.
Like many others, I fell in love with the lions on the bridge. Where else in the New World do we see century old, hand sculpted Carrara marble statues of anything, much less beautiful lions?
I spent a year searching for small replicas of the lions for our home and got only disappointment. After three more years of wondering why and thinking people who love St. Augustine deserve better, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I made it my mission to bring the first and only marble replicas of the lions on the bridge, Faithful & Firm, to all who want replicas of the city’s icons in their own homes.
I hope you’ll love the little lions as much as I do. They bring joy to our home and they've become almost human to me.
These care instructions are from the Old World statue makers.
No special care is needed, you can dust or clean as any other ornamental household object, they are very robust.
If they get very dirty, you can wash in warm soapy water.
If you get a bad mark that will not remove with soapy water you can use a very fine abrasive paper to wipe it gently away.