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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 Porcelain Fragrant Bouquet Figurine

Lladro Porcelain Fragrant Bouquet Figurine

$495.00

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NAO BY LLADRO WANNA PLAY ? 02001068 ISSUED 1992 MINT CONDITION NO BOX SOCCER

NAO BY LLADRO WANNA PLAY ? 02001068 ISSUED 1992 MINT CONDITION NO BOX SOCCER

$49.00

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LLadro Christmas Ornament Bells Hand Made in Spain Matte-Porcelain set of 4

LLadro Christmas Ornament Bells Hand Made in Spain Matte-Porcelain set of 4

$75.00

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LLADRO - LUCKY HEART Talismania : 01010061 Retired

LLADRO - LUCKY HEART Talismania : 01010061 Retired

$150.00

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LLADRO #17811 SET ANIMALS AT BETHLEHEM NATIVITY SET BNIB GRES X-MAS OX DONKEY FS

LLADRO #17811 SET ANIMALS AT BETHLEHEM NATIVITY SET BNIB GRES X-MAS OX DONKEY FS

$559.99

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Nao By Lladro Someone To Love Girl Figurine With Puppy

Nao By Lladro Someone To Love Girl Figurine With Puppy

$30.00

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LLADRO FIGURINE

LLADRO FIGURINE "GIRL WITH COCKEREL" #4591 CHICKEN ROOSTER BASKET EGGS RETIRED

$148.00

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Lladro 5053 Festival Time Girl with Shawl Scarf Porcelain Figurine 10 1/2

Lladro 5053 Festival Time Girl with Shawl Scarf Porcelain Figurine 10 1/2" Tall

$128.00

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LLADRO #5722 Follow Me  Swan Porcelain Figurine Statue 1989 Daisa

LLADRO #5722 Follow Me Swan Porcelain Figurine Statue 1989 Daisa

$50.00

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Vintage  Daisa 1983 NAO LLADRO Girl with Fan Porcelain Figurine Retired

Vintage Daisa 1983 NAO LLADRO Girl with Fan Porcelain Figurine Retired

$45.96

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LLADRO PENGUIN FAMILY BLUE/GOLD FIGURINE 1009539.NEW IN BOX

LLADRO PENGUIN FAMILY BLUE/GOLD FIGURINE 1009539.NEW IN BOX

$449.99

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Lladro Model Of A Sleeping Child

Lladro Model Of A Sleeping Child

$28.00

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Vintage Lladro Geese, Goose, porcelain figurine

Vintage Lladro Geese, Goose, porcelain figurine

$35.00

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Lladro 1999 Dated Christmas Bell Ornament

Lladro 1999 Dated Christmas Bell Ornament

$9.99

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Lladro Lady With Geese #1035

Lladro Lady With Geese #1035

$100.00

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