Heraldic Lion Looking Over Left Shoulder Stone Statue
This large, grand statue evokes the past thanks to its heraldic design. Inverted fleur de lys symbols are emblazoned on the lion's body. It has been handcrafted in reconstituted stone, which has almost exactly the same appearance as quarried stone.
- Reconstituted stone - almost indistinguishable from quarried stone
- Handmade in the UK - casting process and stone crafted by hand to ensure the highest quality
- Stone composition enables spontaneous moss growth - quickly develops an antique patina, blending in with your garden
The structure of the stone encourages moss and lichen growth; this enables the piece to acquire an antique appearance so that it will effortlessly blend in with the surroundings of your garden. This statue has been handmade by specialist craftsmen in the UK, who ensure that every piece meets the same high standards.
Reconstituted stone has been around for centuries, but first became very popular in stately homes in the 16th century. In the 20th century, the method of creating reconstituted stone improved so that it became possible to create sculptures that are even more durable and hard-wearing.
Heraldry is the profession, study or art of armorial bearings, such as a coat of arms. It originated so that combatants could be distinguished from one and another as their faces were hidden by helmets. However its use later became more decorative; it became a way of artfully representing families and institutions. The practice is 900 years old but is still in use today; many towns and cities still make use of arms. Personal heraldry is also still used and it is protected by law.
Length 1.295m (4ft 3in) x Height 1.32m (4ft 4in)
Please note: the crown pictured is not included with this statue. Images are for illustrative purposes only.