Have your set of lions custom engraved. Great for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals, birthdays, graduation, bar or bas mitzvahs, awards, home purchases, business openings, Christmas and any other holiday. Any special occasion you want to commemorate!
(We regret we can't do custom orders for single lions. Custom orders are only for sets two of lions.)
One of the best things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is stroll the Bridge of Lions and visit the beautiful marble lion statues named Fiel y Firme, Spanish for Faithful and Firm. The lions are the most photographed attractions in St. Augustine and they're the icons of the Old City.
Hi and welcome to my website. I'm Gail Kraker, and after searching for replicas
of the lions on the bridge for a year without finding anything, I decided people who love St. Augustine deserve better. I made it my mission to bring small replicas to our beloved city.
Now you can have little marble replicas of Faithful & Firm in your very own home.
Why these Little Lions will Capture Your Heart
Because they're the first and only marble replicas of the lions on the
Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine, Florida, Faithful & Firm.
Because their charming size will grace your bookshelf,
coffee table, mantel or desk.
Because they resemble the lions on the bridge in every way,
down to the inscription lightly imprinted along their sides.
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 his Pieta and Statue of David.
Each lion is 5.75" L x 3" W x 5.5" H with the solid weight of over 2.5 lbs each.
HOLD YOUR LIONS UP TO THE SUNLIGHT
TO SEE HOW THE MARBLE SPARKLES!
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
AFTER YOUR CUSTOM LIONS ARRIVE AT OUR ADDRESS FROM THE UK...
WE'LL MAIL THEM TO YOU BY FREE PRIORITY TWO BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING! (THREE DAYS IF YOU'RE OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA)
INCLUDES TRACKING AND INSURANCE TO YOUR DOOR.
Or I'll hand-deliver or meet you somewhere within reason of St. Augustine.
Just ask: firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-471-1913
Buy with confidence, because we're local to St. Augustine
and we care about you.
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Refunds: We regret we cannot accept returns or give refunds for custom engraved lions, except in the unlikely event they arrive damaged or defective. Send us a photo of the problem and, in most cases, we'll refund 100% of your money. I'll pay your return shipping if you contact me first at email@example.com or 904-471-1913
Engraving Changes or Order Cancelations: If I receive your order cancelation before the statue-makers get started on your lions, your full money will be refunded. The statue-makers could start work on your lions soon after you order - so be sure to contact me to cancel right away. Engraving changes could potentially be made a little longer after the statue makers get started since engraving is done after the lions are finished. Contact me right away: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
These care instructions are from the Old World artisans:
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 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.
If you polish them, they’ll gradually generate their own patina with a slight sheen. Please don’t use any polish or anything on the cloth. All that’s needed is a soft, dry cloth. The harder or more often you polish them, the more they will sheen, just as natural marble does. (Not recommended if you like the way your lions sparkle in the sunlight - it will replace the sparkles with a sheen)