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The History of Lladro Porcelain Figurines

Lladro porcelain figurines are renowned worldwide for their exquisite beauty and painstaking attention to detail. Here at The Prudent Collector we are glad to share the history of Lladro figurines with you.

Lladro was founded in 1953 as a small family-owned business in Almacera, a tiny farming community near the city of Valencia, on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast. Born into a humble farming family, Juan, Jose, and Vincente Lladro were first introduced to the arts by their mother, Rosa Lladro. Juan and Jose displayed an interest in painting while Vincente showed a remarkable aptitude in the area of sculpture. Their mother wished for them to have the best art education possible so they were enrolled in the Valencia School of Arts and Crafts.

Soon afterward the brothers built a kiln at their parents' home and began creating classical figurines, candelabras, and porcelain flowers. As they became more successful, they began selling their first creations at a local market. The brothers dreamed of creating the finest porcelain that could be found in Spain. Unfortunately their small kiln made it difficult to achieve temperatures that were hot enough to make porcelain of the highest quality. Undeterred they borrowed the necessary funds from a friend and built a kiln that generated enough heat to meet their needs. This was the beginning of the Lladro company.

By 1958 ever increasing business had dictated that the brothers expand to larger quarters. They moved from their small family workshop in Almacera to a factory in the nearby town of Tavernes Blanques. Throughout the 1960's Lladro continued to grow as more people started collecting their beautifully distinctive figurines.

In 1968 the Lladro group created the Nao brand of porcelain figurines. Nao was envisioned as an affordable collection of figurines which would be suitable for gifts and home decor.

In 1986 the brothers established the Lladro Collectors Society and released their first Collectors Society piece entitled "Little Pals." It proved to be extremely popular and they have continued the tradition by releasing a collector's society piece each following year. The Collectors Society pieces are not sold on the retail market, they are only offered to society members which adds to their rarity.

To this day Lladro remains a family owned business and a preeminent presence in the world of fine porcelain art and collectibles. The company is now run by the Lladro Permanent Council which is comprised of the Lladro brothers, their children, and the senior staff of Lladro Porcelain. By keeping family ties strong within the business they have ensured that the Lladro legacy will live on for many years to come.

What you see here is some of the Lladro from Spain which is available on eBay. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for use our site search to see even more items!

Lladro Basket of Love Figurine #7622 Collectors Society 1994 Girl With Flowers

Lladro Basket of Love Figurine #7622 Collectors Society 1994 Girl With Flowers

$124.99

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Lladro #5044 Girl With Toy Wagon Pulling Doll Carriage. No Box or Base.

Lladro #5044 Girl With Toy Wagon Pulling Doll Carriage. No Box or Base.

$85.00

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Lladro Born in 2017 Girl - Fair Skin #18430

Lladro Born in 2017 Girl - Fair Skin #18430

$109.95

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LLADRO ANGEL WITH FLUTE, GLAZED # 01004540

LLADRO ANGEL WITH FLUTE, GLAZED # 01004540

$29.99

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LLADRO DOG & BUTTERFLY, GLAZED # 01004917

LLADRO DOG & BUTTERFLY, GLAZED # 01004917

$89.99

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LLADRO GIRL WITH PIGEONS, GLAZED # 01004915

LLADRO GIRL WITH PIGEONS, GLAZED # 01004915

$89.99

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LLADRO GIRL WITH LAMB, MATTE # 01014584

LLADRO GIRL WITH LAMB, MATTE # 01014584

$149.99

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LLADRO MELANCHOLY, GLAZED # 01005542

LLADRO MELANCHOLY, GLAZED # 01005542

$249.99

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LLADRO GIRL WITH BONNET, GLAZED # 01001147

LLADRO GIRL WITH BONNET, GLAZED # 01001147

$39.99

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LLADRO COUPLE OF DOVES, GLAZED # 01001169

LLADRO COUPLE OF DOVES, GLAZED # 01001169

$34.99

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LLADRO TEACHING TO PRAY, GLAZED # 01004779

LLADRO TEACHING TO PRAY, GLAZED # 01004779

$54.99

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LLADRO ANGEL WITH CHILD, MATTE # 01014635

LLADRO ANGEL WITH CHILD, MATTE # 01014635

$34.99

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LLADRO DOG, GLAZED # 01004642

LLADRO DOG, GLAZED # 01004642

$149.99

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LLADRO DUCK, GLAZED # 01001056

LLADRO DUCK, GLAZED # 01001056

$119.99

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LLADRO GIRL WITH HEART, MATTE  # 01011028

LLADRO GIRL WITH HEART, MATTE # 01011028

$349.99

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