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Shield, the Arthurian Dragon Statue

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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This is an absolutely beautiful statue. The detail is amazing on both the dragon and the shield. It is darker than the photo but to me that makes it look even better. It is a great addition to my collection.

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How to Know When to Buy Dragon Garden Statues

Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull StatueNo matter how big or small a collection of  resin garden statues may be, there always comes a time to buy more garden statuary. We might want to change the overall decorating theme and lack the right type of statues, or we might just feel like putting something new on display. The following three reasons show when it might be time to buy a few dragon sculptures:

  • The backyard could use an infusion of Gothic Decor: Dragon statues are classic but they will also fit into any Gothic decorating theme. Whether you have a backyard with an emphasis on the creepiest of sculptures or one that pays homage to Gothic architecture, dragon sculptures fill an essential niche.
  • The gargoyles look lonely: In other words, if you already have three or more gargoyle statues but no dragons, it's time to balance that Gothic display with a dragon or two. You could go for a basic scaled beast like Desmond the Dragon Statue or just put a dragon skull in a flowerbed.
  • The house could use a unique rainspout: One of the funny things about dragon sculptures is that they don't just have to sit around and proudly show a ferocious, enchanting demeanor. They can also be used as rain spouts and look great when used for that function! Try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout.
Find the best in dragon sculptures for the garden, gargoyle figurines, and hundreds of other high quality garden statues at Design Toscano.
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Last Day to Write a Review and Have a Chance at Winning a $200 Gift Card for Design Toscano

Tian Shan, the Asian Panda SculptureToday is December 15th and it's the final day to have a chance at winning $200 to spend on any of the resin garden statues and other unique, high quality decor on the Design Toscano site. If you haven't heard about this contest yet, the only thing needed to enter it is to write a review about your favorite item from Design Toscano. Write that review today and you will have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site. That includes such beautiful garden statuary as the ever popular Music from Heaven Angel Statue and our realistic Bigfoot Statue. Buy the Music from Heaven Angel Statue and the garden will be decorated with the combined detailed beauty of a classic angel statue and the pleasant sounds of wind chimes. Purchase the Bigfoot sculpture and your yard will be decorated with one of the most unique and realistic statues on the block.

If you would rather use the prize money for animal garden sculptures, you could go with an ultra cute Tian Shan, Panda Sculpture, decorate the yard with a sleek Black Panther, or choose among dozens of other realistic animal garden statues. If Gothic decor is more to your liking, use the gift card for gargoyle figurines, dragon statues, and exquisite interior decor.

No matter what you would like to use the gift card for, you can't win it if you don't enter the contest so write your review on a Design Toscano item today!

This contest ends today, December 15th, and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Fantastic Indoor Dragon Garden Statues

"Dragon Minions of Darkness" StatuesDragons have enchanted, frightened, and intrigued people for thousands of years. While no one really knows how legends of dragons originated, that doesn't stop us from continuing to love stories of massive, fire-breathing beasts to this day. We help keep those stories alive in part, by using exquisite dragon decor in the garden. A dragon skull or a statue of a scaled Medieval beast rising out of the ground makes for quite the fantasy-inspired statement but there is also dragon decor for the home interior.

Two of the most enchanting dragon statues for the inside of the home are the Dragon Minions of Darkness. Both of these statues feature classic winged dragons replete with sharp fangs and claws. A further touch of realism is provided with bright, shining hues of emerald green, ruby red, silver, and brilliant gold. In most stories, dragons are not dull, feeble minded monsters but display a cunning mind as sharp as their massive claws, and sport shining natural, brightly colored suits of armor. Artist Liam Manchester has managed to capture just that essence with these fine dragon sculptures and adds another dramatic touch by placing them more than a foot and a half above their stone-shaped mounts. Put these stunning dragon statues on display to enthrall all of your fantasy fan guests.

Enjoy 20% off these fine dragons, Medieval home decor, all of our detailed gargoyle figurines, and everything else on the Design Toscano site when purchased by December 31st.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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It’s the End of the Year! Happy New Year!

"The Expert Fisherman" Black Bear StatueYet another year has passed. While you get ready to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of a brand new year, enjoy a 20% discount on high quality garden statuary and everything else at Design Toscano! Take advantage of the sale and buy exquisite garden fairies for the yard. The British Reading Fairy adds a classic Victorian look to any yard and is based on a 19th century French piece. Pair that beautiful statue with The Fairy of the West Wind and other enchanting fairy sculptures.

You can also enjoy savings on the best in animal garden statues, mystical dragons, religious-themed statuary, and other beautiful garden statues. Not sure which animal yard statue to buy? Browse our collection to find dramatic wild animal sculptures like the magnificent, realistic King of Beasts Lion Sculpture and the Expert Fisherman Black Bear Statue. There are also plenty of cute and funny sculptures such as the Hanging Jungle Monkey Statue; a fun addition to a favorite backyard tree.

Of course, all of our beautiful interior decor and high quality objets d'art in the Basil Street Gallery are also on sale. That includes Egyptian-themed sculptural lamps, beautiful furniture, high quality office decor, and other unique items.

Enjoy 20% savings on these items and everything else on the Design Toscano site when making your purchase today until December 30th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Enjoy a 20% Discount on Resin Garden Statues and More During Our End of Year Sale!

"The Eye of the Dragon" Mystical Safe BoxThe holidays are pretty much over and that means that we no longer need to rush around in search of the best gifts (at least for another year). When we go shopping now, we can take our time, look around, and think about the best garden statues for the backyard, the most appropriate resin garden statues for business, and pick out absolutely exquisite indoor decorations. Smart shoppers also realize that this and the next few weeks can be some of the best days of the year for deals on everything from pool accessories to summer clothes and resin garden statues.

Here at Design Toscano, you will find your fair share of deals with a 20% discount on every item in our online store. That includes unique decor such as a replica of a Medieval suit of armor, and wonderful gargoyle sculptures such as the detailed and intimidating Silas the Sentry. Pair Silas with other gargoyles from our collection and stunning dragon decor such as Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture.

Keep in mind that all of our accents, objets d'art, and accessories are also on sale. That includes such beautiful unique items as the Eye of the Dragon Mystical Safe Box, and the stunning Russian Imperial Eagle Faberge Style Enameled Eggs.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and hundreds of other unique items at Design Toscano today.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Dragon and Gargoyle Bronze Garden Sculptures

Winged Gargoyle of Naples Solid Bronze Garden Statue - SmallSome folks might stick to garden gnomes and an angel statue or two when it comes to backyard decor but some of us would rather decorate the yard with gargoyle figurines and majestic sculptures of dragons. Neither decorating theme is better than the other because it all comes down to a matter of personal preference. Gnomes tend to be cute while gargoyles are by nature, somewhat more intimidating. However, they are also wonderful, classic decor. Since gargoyles can be found on the ramparts of castles and some of the world's most majestic Gothic cathedrals, you could also say that those winged monsters are sort of like royalty when it comes to garden decor.

Given their special status, it's only logical that we offer dragon and gargoyle sculptures in bronze. This classic, beautiful metal alloy was a favored sculpting medium for the ancient Greeks and continues to be used by professional artists to this day. The color, texture, and durability of bronze can help turn a good quality statue into a masterpiece. Both of our bronze dragon and gargoyle sculptures fall into this category and make a prize addition to distinguished gardens of any home and business. The Asian Dragon with Power Orb is a fantastic, enchanting statue that can also be used as a fountain while the Winged Gargoyle of Naples makes for an exceptional welcoming sculpture for the backyard.

Find these and other fine bronze sculptures at Design Toscano.

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Save on New Gothic Décor and More at Design Toscano

Gothic Temptress StatuesGothic decorations are more than gargoyle figurines and breathtaking dragon sculptures for the garden. Those statues are certainly magnificent but Gothic decor also includes beautiful wall decor, statuettes, and functional items. We update our Gothic collection with new items on a regular basis including decor that could be classified as Gothic, Medieval, or even Celtic. The Celtic Knotwork Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Window is one such piece. This beautiful stained glass piece combines the elegant patterns of the Celtic art form with a Gothic arch and warm red, yellow, and silver hues.

The Spirit Guide Angel Statue is just one of several striking statuettes in our collection. This fine piece was created by artist Anne Stokes and shows a striking, detailed angel with majestic wings and has a Celtic touch. Although this fine indoor decor displays the same type of enchanting mystery as many other Gothic items, if it seems a bit too angelic, there's always the equally enchanting, brightly colored Gothic Temptress Statues. Compliment these statues with the striking Jaw of the Dragon Offering Dish.

Enjoy 25% off these items and all of our beautiful resin garden statues, Gothic decor, and everything else on our site as long as you purchase by Friday, December 13th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Nice Details

Wallie from Sacramento - CA - USA reviewed the Benevolent Asian Dragon Statue

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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The dragon was better than expected and highly detailed however there appears to be a flaw with the mold when cast. The teeth and tongue on one side are flawed. The teeth on the "good side" come to a blunted point as expected but the teeth on the "bad side" are flattened and double in width. The tongue on the "bad side" is flawed and looks like material that was not removed after removing from the mold. It is likely the same with the teeth as extra material was left. I have included photos so you can see what I mean. My wife is painting the dragon so the colors are different than the way the dragon was shipped. Other than the flaws in the mouth we are pleased with our purchase although it would have been terrific to have a "perfect" dragon. It was look fabulous in our garden.

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Adds just the right touch to a garden pond!

shdragon61 from Idaho reviewed the The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat Lawn Statue

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this item for my sister's birthday. She is so excited. She sent me a picture of it in front of her pond. She said of how picturesque it made the area "It looks straight out of the Design Tuscano" catalog doesn't it?!"

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Take 20% Off Resin Garden Statues and More From Design Toscano for Black Friday Weekend

Carbonne Candle Chandelier Wall SconceAt Design Toscano, Black Friday doesn't end until Sunday, December 1st. To mark these special days for shopping, you can take 20% off anything on our site. The combination of a discount and the winter holiday season is always a good one, especially if you still need to find unique gifts for special people in your life. Although we are perhaps best known for our Bigfoot Statue and high quality resin garden statues, we also carry an extensive collection of hand-carved, high quality stunning furniture, beautiful accents, and hundreds of other high quality decor items.

Candle holders can make nice gifts, especially artistic functional decor such as the Carbonne Candle Chandelier Wall Sconce. This elegant decor is a regal means of providing light for a dining room or bed chamber. Match this functional wall decor with sculpted candle holders for the table such as the Angels of Virtue Candleholders. Folks who appreciate Gothic decor will love candle holders like the Castle Dragon Iron Wall Sconce and the eye-catching "Shadow of Darkness: Skull and Bones" Sculptural Candlesticks.

Accents also make nice gifts for the holidays as well as any time of the year. The Tour Eiffel Sculptural Metal Table Clock will be appreciated by Francophiles and anyone who enjoys functional art. This is just one of many sculptural clocks in a collection of accents that also features artistic wall mirrors, foundry iron banks, and much more.

Enjoy 20% off these and any other items on the Design Toscano site when purchased by Sunday, December 1st.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Celebrate Turkey Day with 20% Off Garden Statuary and More From Design Toscano

Fanny & Frank Farmer Garden StatueThanksgiving is almost here and we are celebrating that wonderful, delicious holiday with a sale on resin garden statues and everything else on our site. Buy any of the unique animal garden sculptures, stunning decor, and other items on the Design Toscano site from today until Wednesday, November 27th and take 20% off. Take advantage of this sale and buy holiday gifts, decorations, exquisite Gothic furniture, and more. If you like to spend time in the garden, statues of children are a lovely addition to any yard. Frederic, the Little Fisherman of Avignon, is just one of several high quality sculptures of children that grace our collection. This and other children-themed statues like Fanny and Frank the Farmer also make wonderful gifts for anyone with a backyard.

It's not too late to save on holiday decor either. Buy items like the Heaven's Guardian Angel Statue and a life size statue of Santa Claus to give your place a unique look this holiday season. There still time to buy unique dragon ornaments for the tree as well. Aside from unique decor for the holidays, that 20% discount also goes for splendid Gothic tables like the Lord Raffles Lion Leg Coffee Table and the absolutely beautiful Carved Rocaiile Chair.

These are just a handful of the breathtaking items from our site. Browse the Design Toscano site to see the other types of exquisite decor that you can give for the holidays.

Enjoy a 20% discount off everything on the Design Toscano site from today until Wednesday, November 27th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Garden Décor: The Overlooked Excellent Gift Idea

"Dreamland Fairy" StatueSometimes it's hard to find gifts for the holidays because we just end up thinking about the same types of presents we gave the year before. It might be clothing or some useful item but we don't often think of giving decor for the backyard. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has at least some green space behind the house. If the person in question likes to spend time in the garden, that's even better, but anyone with a backyard could use high quality decor for the garden. Even if he or she already has a fine display of Greek garden statues or a fun bunch of garden gnomes, you can bet that they will love to take the wrapping off another statue for the yard.

To find the best garden statue for that special person, think about how they have decorated their yard along with their hobbies, what they like to read, and so on. If they only have gnomes and other cute garden statuary, garden fairies like the Dreamland Fairy Statue is a good bet. They might also like high quality animal garden statues like adorable Pongo, the Hanging Baby Orangutan. However, if that special person is a fan of science fiction or fantasy novels, buy gargoyles figurines like the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue or a realistic dragon skull statue.

Find the best garden decor gifts at Design Toscano.

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Gargoyle Gifts for the Holidays

Argos Gargoyle Sentinel StatueThere are many types of presents that we can give for the holidays but the key to a good gift is finding one that will be appreciated or even adored by the recipient. If someone on your holiday gift list happens to love stories with dragons, plays fantasy video games, or is an aficionado of the horror genre, they are going to love it when they open that gift wrap and find a gargoyle statue. Gargoyles are classic decor that can give home and the garden an enchanting, magical touch. The different types of gargoyle sculptures also make it possible to find a gargoyle that fits into every decorating theme.

Cute Emmett the Gargoyle will look right at home in a backyard replete with cheerful garden gnomes, animal statues, and other light-hearted decor. Whether you put little Emmett off in a corner or right next to the back door, guests will love this littlest of gargoyles.

If you would rather see a classic, fierce, and intimidating gargoyle, Boden the Sentinel fits the bill with sharp claws, half open wings, and a no-nonsense expression on its fanged face. Put Boden on one side of a garden path and Argos the Sentinel Gargoyle on the other for full magnificent effect. If those are too fierce, you can go back to the cute route with The Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyles Sculpture Set.

Buy these gargoyles and any of the unique items on the Design Toscano site by the end of Sunday, November 17th and pay nothing for regular shipping.  

Free shipping ends on Sunday, November 17th and can't be combined with other offers.

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Fierce and Beautiful Dragon Garden Statues

Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon RainspoutDragons can be mystical, enchanting, and wise, but we should never overlook their fierce nature. Many are the stories and legends of a powerful, dangerous dragon that needs to be avoided and/or appeased at all costs. To do otherwise might invoke its fiery rage and could doom the entire community. To resolve that perilous problem, the local villagers either send some sort of tribute or a hero to rid themselves of the beast. Hence, we have the legend of the dragon slayer but despite the danger associated with dragons, we continue to be spellbound by these mythical, magical creatures. They represent a fierce beauty that comes to life in fantasy novels and movies, and whenever they are depicted, the audience can't help but be impressed by their dangerous, majestic beauty.

You can bring that same detailed beauty into your garden with many of our dragon sculptures. The Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue shows the fierce side of the dragon with sharp details and a fanged snout. As it coils around its magic orb, this striking dragon somewhat resembles a gargoyle meant to protect your garden.

For a fierce and functional dragon, try Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this unique garden statue at the end of a gutter and it will look as if the scaled beast is breathing fire every time it pours.

Find the best in beautiful dragon statues, gargoyle figurines, and other unique decor at Design Toscano.

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Give Gothic Décor This Holiday Season

Steampunk Skull Containment VesselDecor is an essential part of the holiday season. We decorate the home to demonstrate our beliefs and give the place the right type of holiday character. Many of us do the same for the yard and hope to impress holiday party guests with unique, funny, and stunning decorations. While it's pretty easy to head to the nearest big box store and buy average, everyday decor, finding high quality decorations and decor that makes a big impression can be a bit more of a challenge. To avoid the hassle of finding unique, high quality holiday decor, the best place to shop is at the Design Toscano site. While looking for resin garden statues that add holiday cheer to the backyard, it's also an excellent opportunity for buying unique and wonderful holiday gifts.

If you have family and friends who would rather get Medieval decor and Gothic-themed gifts than a toaster or other average gifts, you will find plenty of fantastic possibilities at our Medieval and Gothic gifts page. Give the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel as a stocking stuffer or if you are in search of a more elaborate gift, thrill that special person with Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-topped Sculptural Table. These are just two of many fine Gothic items in a unique holiday collection that also includes Medieval furniture and splendid gargoyle figurines.

Enjoy 20% off the wonderful gift items in our Design Toscano holiday collection!

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Where to Put Asian Garden Statues on Display

"Asian Dragon of the Great Wall" StatueThe Asian garden statue is meant to remind us of the many beautiful gardens that are found in eastern and southern Asia. In countries like China, Japan, and Thailand, certain types of decor have been an essential part of green space on large estates, public parks, and temple grounds for hundreds of years. Statues of Buddhas are used for religious reasons while sculptures of pagodas and other subjects are displayed for their symmetrical beauty. However, somewhat ironically, you don't have to have an Asian-themed garden to display Asian sculptures. Asian garden statues can look just as impressive as long as they are presented the right way.

For example, if stone garden angels and Greek garden statues are already situated in prominent places in the backyard, you don't want to put a large Buddha statue such as the Jolly Hotei Buddha right next to them. Instead, put the Buddha sculpture in another corner of the garden, perhaps under the tranquil shade of a large tree since such spots reflect the types of places where the Buddha is said to have meditated.

The Asian Dragon of the Great Wall is somewhat more versatile but still looks best when placed in or next to a flowerbed, or even better, when displayed right next a swimming pool or koi pond.

Find these Asian garden sculptures and dozens of other high quality resin garden statues for great prices at Design Toscano.

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One More Day to Get 20% Off High Quality Resin Garden Statues from Design Toscano

Far East Garden Fighters Gnome Statue: NinjaYesterday, we held a quick, 12 hour sale on garden statuary and everything else on our site. However, if you missed the Pre-Columbus Day Sale on the 10th, you can still get 20% off unique objets d'art and other unique decor when making your purchase by the end of today, October 11th. The sale went so well yesterday, that we have decided to continue offering a 20% discount on all of our items for just one more day.

Buy beautiful garden fairies and get 20% off such exquisite enchanting outdoor statues as the Twinkle Toes Fairy Statue, and "Fanny the Fairy" Sitting Statue. Both of these beautiful little statues are lovely decor for any backyard but work especially well in gardens decorated with flowerbeds and a variety of enchanting sculptures.

That 20% discount also goes for fun Asian garden statues like a Garden Fighter Gnome and fantastic Asian dragons such as the Benevolent Dragon. Speaking of dragons, we also have several detailed garden statuary dragons and gargoyles in our collection. it's not too late to buy a fiendish gargoyle to use as Halloween decor and an impressive dragon sculpture to decorate the walls of your personal keep.

Buy these beautiful statues by the end of the day and enjoy 20% off! Keep in mind that everything on our site is on sale but this offer is definitely over by the end of today, October 11th so place your order now!

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Tips on Picking Out the Best Gargoyle Statues for Halloween

Gaston, the Climbing Gothic Gargoyle StatueWith so many gargoyle figurines in our collection, it might be tough to pick out the best gargoyles for your Halloween garden. Nevertheless, if you want to put out a truly frightening and unique display for this Halloween season, finding the best gargoyles for the yard will pay dividends in the form of screams, nervous laughter, and fun Halloween memories. Use the following trio of tips to find Gargoyle statues that convert your place into an amazing display of frighteningly good decor:

  • Go for realism: In general, the more real the gargoyle sculpture, the bigger the impact it has on guests. Your Halloween friends will love the look on the face of Socrates the Gargoyle Thinker Statue and will be impressed by its muscled appendages, sharp claws, and big bat wings.
  • Get at least one terrifying gargoyle statue: It's fun to have Halloween decor that provokes laughter and entertains our guests but what would this spooky holiday be without some truly scary decor? This holiday also calls for terrifying decor and Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows plays the part with sharp, pointed features, a menacing glare, and intimidating details.
  • Buy a gargoyle that hangs off a wall: With their bat wings, Gargoyles are far from terrestrial in nature. They actually prefer to perch on the ramparts and hang off of walls. Gaston, the Gothic Climber does this with ease and stares down at guests with an evil grin.

Find fantastic gargoyles, dragon statues, high quality resin garden statues, and more at Design Toscano.

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