The popular, supersized lion and cub sculptures, which delighted thousands of residents and visitors from around the world this summer, will be heading off the charity gala auction at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel next Thursday 28th November.
The lions for sale includes 30 large decorated lions, 7 lion cubs and a blank lion, which will be decorated to a design of the winning buyer’s choice by award-winning Windsor artists Lisa Todd and Liv Clarke.
Estimates start at £300 for the cute little cubs (100cms long by 75cm tall) and £800 for the large lions (180cms long and 150cm tall), which have been decorated by the UK’s top designers and artists, from iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes to former Christian Lacroix studio head Craig Wheatley and Lelia and Lyora Pissarro, descendents of the celebrated French impressionist Camille Pissarro.
HOW TO BID FOR YOUR FAVOURITE LION!
1) Live bidding in person at the auction on 28th November. For tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the bidder registration form as soon as possible. Your paddle number will be ready for you on arrival.
2) Phone bidding – If you would like to bid live by phone, please complete the phone bidding registration form. The auctioneers will then call you on the night to take your bids.
3) Leave an Absentee bid – If you can’t come to the auction or will be away, you can leave a proxy/absentee bid by completing the absentee bidding registration form. The auctioneer will then bid live at the auction on your behalf.
4) Online bidding via UK Auctioneers. You can see the online auction catalogue here, with estimates and lot numbers. You can leave your bids there now, which will be fed into the live auction on 28th November, or bid live on the night from anywhere in the world. Please register to bid in the online auction several days as soon as possible to avoid any last minute bidder authentication hitches.
See the Auction Page of the Lion website for further details or call the Lion Team on 07720 880088 if you have any questions.