Lladro has been producing highly collectible porcelain art and figurines since 1953. The company, founded in the village of Almassera is now headquartered in Tavernes Blanqes, Spain. It continues to produce some of the best loved and highly collectible porcelain available. Their work is made of hard-paste porcelain of a tightly guarded “recipe”. Anyone who collects fine porcelain is bound to find a Lladro that particularly suits their taste, and collection.
According to “The Prudent Collector”, through 1970, Lladro maker’s marks were pressed into the porcelain. From 1960 until 1963 the mark bore the name LLADRO with ESPANA in capital letters underneath, and the words “MADE IN SPAIN” below that. From approximately 1965 to 1970, they removed the ESPANA, keeping the stylized LLADRO and MADE IN SPAIN pressed into the porcelain.
It was in 1971 that they first started imprinting items with the blue back stamp (or bottom stamp) featuring the bell flower that collectors have come to associate with the company.
At Wonderland, we have been fortunate enough to secure this incredible piece, known as “The Harpooner”. This is a retired piece in perfect condition. It stands about 20″ tall and comes with a wood and velvet display base. Check him out on your next visit, and as always, contact us with any questions you may have!
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