Why These Little Lions will Capture Your Heart
Because they're the first and only marble replicas of the lions on the
Because their charming size will grace your mantle,
Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine, Florida, Faithful & Firm
coffee table or bookshelf.
Because they're hand cast then hand sculpted by Old World
artisans using age-old secret methods to give you eye-catching decor.
Because, when you hold these lions, you are not just holding replicas,
but a piece of art and ancient history as unique as the lions on the Bridge.
AND BECAUSE THEY'RE HEIRLOOM QUALITY
Imagine your little lions being as beautiful decades from
now as the day they arrive at your door.
Made in Staffordshire, England
They're made of the highest quality genuine Carrara marble from Carrara,
Italy, same as the lions on the bridge, giving you
timeless art pieces for your home.
Michelangelo used Carrara marble for many of his masterpieces, including the beautiful Pieta and the statue of David.
Each lion is 6" L x 3 1/2" W x 6" H with the solid weight of over 2.5 lbs each.
There are tiny pads on the bottoms to protect your furniture.
Imagine these little lions in your home
adorning your bookshelf or table
The lions on the Bridge of Lions, Faithful and Firm,
are the icons of St. Augustine. Now you can instantly bring the
very essence of the Old City into your own home with these
new and amazing little lions.
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Made exclusively for St. Augustine Loves Lions
FREE PRIORITY TWO BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING!
Or I'll hand-deliver if you're within reason of St. Augustine.
Just ask: email@example.com or 904-471-1913
Sold only at this website and by the City of St. Augustine at the beautiful
St. Augustine Visitors Center across from the trolley station on San Marcos Drive. 904-825-1000.
$5.00 of your purchase of these lions is donated to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue
in St. Augustine Beach, Florida
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
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 on top and a nice little gift card telling about the lions. 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 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.
If you want something with an inexpensive binder that will yellow, or some fad you'll tire of with time, you'll need to look elsewhere. If you want high quality art in your home that you can treasure always, welcome to our shop. You've found the right place.
The replicas are made by artisans in Staffordshire, England who practice a difficult and dying art of hand-casting and 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 are hand-cast with utmost attention to detail.
Care Instructions - No Special Care Needed
We love lions, we love pets, we love all animals and we bet you do too, or you wouldn't still be at this shop. When you purchase a set of St. Augustine Lions or Sleeping Lions Bookends, $5.00 of your purchase will go to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) in St. Augustine Beach. We adopted our little Beanie from S.A.F.E. as a senior dog and she's the best little girl ever.
Only 61% of dogs and 42% of cats that enter shelters are adopted. It costs as little as $3.30 to provide help and rescue for an animal seeking a forever home.
When you make your purchases, the donations are automatically sent to Pledgeling Foundation, a US tax-exempt 501c(3) organization. Pledgeling Foundation aggregates the donations and regrants them to S.A.F.E. Working through a non-profit such as Pledgeling is the only way I know of to assure you the donations will go to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue.
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.
It took a full year and was no easy task. I wanted the statuettes to be made of Carrara marble, just like the lions on the bridge.
I'm tired of inexpensive Chinese products that don't last and wanted something of high quality to offer you.
I looked into statue makers for months and was unhappy with the quality of what I saw. I gave up out of frustration. Then one day, on a lark, I made just one more search. To my surprise, I came up with the perfect Old World statue makers in Staffordshire, England. They make Carrara marble life size statues as well as tiny statuettes, like these lions, for some of the most prestigious galleries and art museums in Europe. I believe them to be the best marble statue makers on earth.
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I worked with the statue makers for eight grueling months to make sure the statuettes are true replicas of the lions on the bridge, down to having the same inscription along their sides.
It took three time-consuming iterations for the artisans to make the lions just the way l knew you would want them.
It took another two months to get the first order from the statue makers. You see, the artisans are highly sought after and it takes time for them to get to the next order. Each set of lions comes from a single set of molds and only one set of lions can be cast each day. The artisans then do the fine hand-sculpted details on the lions.
Two months after the first order arrived, the photos and website were completed and I was ready to bring you the Ancient City icons you’ve been searching for.
Jeff helps out by being supportive and by taking the packages with the lions in them to the Post Office. He also makes sure I pack them properly. 😉 🦁🦁
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.
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