The Canova Lions, as sculpture bookends.
The Lions were originally made by the sculptor Antonio Canova for the Rezzonico monument in St. Peters, Rome.
They were then commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1823, for Chatsworth House, England.
The sleeping Lion was made by Rinaldo Rinaldi and the Crouching Lion was made by Francesco Benaglia, each weighing 3.5 tonnes each of Carara marble.
Our sculpture is produced by a unique and proprietary dry casting process. They are made of white Carrara marble and over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural marble which gives it a look and feel of natural marble. They are finished by hand.
Our unique marble casts have:
color with a matt stone finish
to outdoor conditions
feeling to the touch
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