Grant Macdonald Silversmiths are proud to support the work of the charity Tusk whose patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with over twenty five years of initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.
Driven by the fact that lions may now number as few as twenty thousand in the wild the creative team of designers and craftsmen at Grant Macdonald wanted to create a piece to raise awareness and funds to help to preserve this majestic animal. The sale of this unique Sterling silver Lion called Ruaha after a National Park in Tanzania will provide a significant contribution to further the work of Tusk.
This beautifully handcrafted lion is the work of many talented craftspeople, the production has involved many processes, from the newest technology to ancient techniques, finished with the hallmark of the London Assay Office.
These are some examples of how the sale of ‘Ruaha’ could help lion conservation:
Salaries for 3 core staff members for 1 year. Staff members conduct research, construct shelters to protect livestock at night, manage community benefits and arrange educational visits to the park. These visits increase awareness about the Park’s role and value to the local area.
Radio – satellite collars for monitoring and protecting lion in the wild. These help to develop a better understanding of the lions ranging patterns and where the priority areas for habitat protection are.
4 – 6 Simba scholarships. These fully funded scholarships for all four years of secondary education are valuable way to provide extra community support showing that conservation can improve local lives and futures.
- One of a kind art work sold with a Certificate of Authenticity
- Scale 1:4
- Length 51cm Width 11cm Height 26cm
- Ruaha is the result of 160 hours work by nine individual craftsmen
- Hallmarked by the London Assay Office who have been testing the purity of metal since 1327
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