Set of Marble St. Augustine Lions

$ 249.00 $ 279.00


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Love the St. Augustine Lions on the Bridge?
Bring the Best of the Old City into Your Home

Sets of lions are sold only here at this website and at the 
St. Augustine Visitors Information Center at the corner of
W. Castillo Dr. and San Marco Ave. 
904-825-1016.
Prices are the same whether you buy at this website or the VIC.

December Sale 10% Off at this Website All Customers. 

The Visitors Center also has their annual
December 10% Off for St. Augustine Residents.

We feel we need to inform you:
Our local post office already gets bogged down at times with packages.
This is a departure from our experience in past Christmas Seasons.
We suggest you not hold off too long on holiday buying. 

One of the best things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is stroll
the Bridge of Lions and visit the St. Augustine lions named Fiel y Firme, or Spanish for Faithful and Firm. The beautiful lion statues are the icons of the
Old City and the most photographed attraction in St. Augustine.


Faithful Celebrates Christmas with Faithful

Hi and welcome to St. Augustine Loves Lions.
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 without 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.
Now you can have little marble replicas of
Faithful & Firm in your very own home.

FREE SHIPPING!

December Sale 10% Off at this Website All Customers.  The Visitors Center also has their annual
December 10% Off for St. Augustine Residents.

NOTE: My husband reports our local post office already gets bogged down at times with packages. This is a departure from our experience over previous years in this business.  Please don't hold off too long to ensure delivery on time for Christmas. We do also hand-deliver within reason of St. Augustine. Two hours' notice is appreciated.
gail@staugustineloveslions.com or
904-471-1913
Or buy at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center


Why These Little Lions will Capture Your Heart

Because they're the first and only marble replicas of the St. Augustine
lions on the Bridge of Lions, named Faithful & Firm

Because their charming size will grace your mantel,

coffee table, desk or bookshelf.

Because they resemble the lions on the bridge in every way,
down to the inscription lightly imprinted along their bases. 

Because they're hand-cast then hand-sculpted by Old World
artisans using age-old secret methods 
to give you eye-catching decor. 

AND BECAUSE THEY'RE HEIRLOOM QUALITY
Imagine your little lions being as beautiful decades from
now as the day they arrive at your door.

The lions are made of marble from Carrara, Italy - the same marble the lions on the bridge are made of. Michelangelo used Carrara marble for many of his masterpieces, including the Pieta and Statue of David. 

Each lion is 5.5" high to the top of its head by 6" long from tail to the tip of its nose by 3" wide at its base and has a solid marble weight of over 2.5 lbs.

There are tiny pads on the bottoms to protect your furniture.

HOLD YOUR LIONS UP TO THE SUNLIGHT
TO SEE HOW THE MARBLE SPARKLES!
THAT'S HOW YOU'LL KNOW YOUR LIONS ARE
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. 

Made exclusively for St. Augustine Loves Lions

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 if you're within reason of
St. Augustine. We typically need two hours notice.

Just ask and we'll get them to you:
gail@staugustineloveslions.com or 904-471-1913

Sold only at this website and by the City of St. Augustine
at the beautiful St. Augustine Visitors Center at the
corner of W. Castillo Dr. and San Marco Ave. 
904-825-1016
Prices are the same no matter where you buy.

They're also sold as single lions, but only online at this page: single lions 

Buy with confidence, because we're local to St. Augustine
and we care about you.

 

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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                                           gail@staugustineloveslions.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 statuettes are special in every way. They are made of 90% genuine Carrara marble, the same marble the originals on the bridge 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 governments and 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 Lion 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. 

Gail Kraker 

These care instructions are from the Old World makers of the little lion replicas:

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.