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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.

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VINTAGE LLADRO

VINTAGE LLADRO "GIRL WITH MOTHER'S SHOE" # 1084 RETIRED 1985 MINT

$100.00

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LLADRO MADE IN SPAIN

LLADRO MADE IN SPAIN "UTOPIA MADONNA OF THE FLOWERS" 8322 MINT

$755.05

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LLADRO LARGE SPANISH MADONNA ANGELS VALENCIA 01001394  HOLY MARY  BRAND NEW

LLADRO LARGE SPANISH MADONNA ANGELS VALENCIA 01001394 HOLY MARY BRAND NEW

$1,830.00

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Lladro 01001926 WHITE TARA Limited Edition 1926 New in original box

Lladro 01001926 WHITE TARA Limited Edition 1926 New in original box

$2,900.00

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Lladro 01008644 BALI DANCER KNEELING (RE-DECO) 8644 Retired New in original box

Lladro 01008644 BALI DANCER KNEELING (RE-DECO) 8644 Retired New in original box

$750.00

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LLADRO ANGEL WITH CHILD LLADRĂ“ retired 1991

LLADRO ANGEL WITH CHILD LLADRĂ“ retired 1991

$295.00

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RARE - Lladro ANCIENT ORIENT Figurines - As New - No Box - Large

RARE - Lladro ANCIENT ORIENT Figurines - As New - No Box - Large

$188.75

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lladro figurine 12096 Nosey Puppy superb state

lladro figurine 12096 Nosey Puppy superb state

$125.00

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Rare Lladro Monks at Prayer Religious Sculpture Porcelain Figurine Matte Finish

Rare Lladro Monks at Prayer Religious Sculpture Porcelain Figurine Matte Finish

$98.00

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Lladro

Lladro "Wild Goose Chase" Number 5553 Retired Figurine Mint Condition No Box

$74.25

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Lladro 4865 INSULAR EMBROIDERESS 01004865 Retired 1994 Perfect condition

Lladro 4865 INSULAR EMBROIDERESS 01004865 Retired 1994 Perfect condition

$400.00

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Lladro Large Limited Edition 01008791  ROMANESQUE ANGEL 8791  original box

Lladro Large Limited Edition 01008791 ROMANESQUE ANGEL 8791 original box

$1,880.00

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Lladro Mother and Children Figurines 01006765 AN AFTERNOON NAP 6765 NEW IN BOX

Lladro Mother and Children Figurines 01006765 AN AFTERNOON NAP 6765 NEW IN BOX

$675.00

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Lladro LAMP Ballet 01023040  GISELLE ARABESQUE -LAMP (CE) 23040 Brand NEW Box

Lladro LAMP Ballet 01023040 GISELLE ARABESQUE -LAMP (CE) 23040 Brand NEW Box

$775.00

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LLADRO PORCELAIN GIRL FLOWERS 01006521  LOVE'S TENDER TOKENS 6521  original box

LLADRO PORCELAIN GIRL FLOWERS 01006521 LOVE'S TENDER TOKENS 6521 original box

$1,250.00

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