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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!

WHISPERING BREEZE LADY FIGURINE WITH DOG PORCELAIN LLADRO #8121

WHISPERING BREEZE LADY FIGURINE WITH DOG PORCELAIN LLADRO #8121

$251.95

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Lladro Miniatures Oval Porcelain Bisque Trinket Box Serenade Courting Couple '84

Lladro Miniatures Oval Porcelain Bisque Trinket Box Serenade Courting Couple '84

$36.00

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Lladro Figurine

Lladro Figurine "Woman with Geese" 10.75" Tall with Two Bonus Figurines

$89.99

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LLADRO mother child  baby 01008782  BLOSSOMING OF LIFE  8782 NEW IN A BOX

LLADRO mother child baby 01008782 BLOSSOMING OF LIFE 8782 NEW IN A BOX

$2,900.00

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Vintage Lladro Spain Porcelain Figurine #4874 Boy and Girl with Candle !

Vintage Lladro Spain Porcelain Figurine #4874 Boy and Girl with Candle !

$34.99

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Lladro Porcelain Vintage Christmas Bell Ornament 1988 New Original Box #5525

Lladro Porcelain Vintage Christmas Bell Ornament 1988 New Original Box #5525

$27.99

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LLADRO mother child  baby 01008404  THE MOTHER 8404  NEW IN A BOX

LLADRO mother child baby 01008404 THE MOTHER 8404 NEW IN A BOX

$549.00

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LLADRO Mother baby child 01008342  A NURTURING BOND 8342 NEW IN A BOX

LLADRO Mother baby child 01008342 A NURTURING BOND 8342 NEW IN A BOX

$649.00

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FLOWERS FOR MOMMY BY LLADRO #8021

FLOWERS FOR MOMMY BY LLADRO #8021

$206.95

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NEW Lladro BABY w/ PACIFIER FIGURINE 8

NEW Lladro BABY w/ PACIFIER FIGURINE 8" Child #5099 Figurine 1971 Nursery Decor

$134.85

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LLADRO 4856

LLADRO 4856 "Precocious Love" Boy Kissing Girl - Retired

$129.99

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LLADRO #8499 ANDALUSIAN DANCER BRAND NEW IN BOX RETIRED IN 2016 FREE SHIPPING

LLADRO #8499 ANDALUSIAN DANCER BRAND NEW IN BOX RETIRED IN 2016 FREE SHIPPING

$499.98

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LLADRO LARGE Porcelain Gres Finish Mother Child MY LIFE 01012545  original box

LLADRO LARGE Porcelain Gres Finish Mother Child MY LIFE 01012545 original box

$899.00

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LLADRO BLESS US ALL BOY WITH PONY #6582

LLADRO BLESS US ALL BOY WITH PONY #6582

$179.00

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Lladro Girl with Parasol&pup 7612 Retired Ex Cond. No Box

Lladro Girl with Parasol&pup 7612 Retired Ex Cond. No Box

$175.00

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